Jamshedpur, April 15: Tata Steel observed National Fire Service Day on April 14 across locations. Moreover, various programmes have been lined up to commemorate the National Fire Service Week being observed from April 14-20, 2021.
April 14 is observed as National Fire Service Day in India. On this day in 1944, Fire Personnel displayed exemplary courage and devotion to their duty as they fought the huge fire that had erupted following an explosion on a ship S.S. Fort Stikine at the dock of Mumbai Port. Homage is paid to the brave firefighters, every year, who lost their lives during the incident.
In line with its tradition, Tata Steel is organising ‘National Fire Service Week’ from April 14 to 20 across its locations in India to pay homage to the brave fire fighters who save lives and assets of the people and organisations. Fire safety awareness is also promoted amongst the employees, contractor & community to prevent and manage fire and its related emergencies.
Opening ceremony of the National Fire Service Week was organised at Tata Steel Fire Brigade, Jamshedpur with Gopal P Choudhary, Chief Security & Brand Protection, Shekhar Kishore Prasad, Head Security Works, Shahnawaz Khan, Union Committee Member, Fire Brigade, among other senior officials paying homage to the fire fighters.
Choudhary underlined the importance of Fire Service Day and spoke about the week-long planned events like organising awareness sessions on fire safety for school students, training session for ‘Emergency Response Team’ (ERT) trained school teachers, awareness session for contractor employees, online quiz etc.