The National Fire Services Week observed at Rourkela
Steel Plant (RSP) concluded on 20th April. Mr. Subhendra Das, ED(Works), RSP
was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony held at Research & Control
Laboratory Conference Hall. Also present on the dais were Mr. Subrat Acharya,
DGM In-charge (Safety, Environment & Fire Services) and Mr. B P Das, DGM (Fire
Service). Several General Managers of different units of RSP and other senior
officers of the plant were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Das highlighted the
importance of Fire Services in the Steel Industry. Reiterating that
prevention is always better he exhorted everyone to be a
master of Fire and control it effectively for ushering in safety and
Mr. Das also presented the prizes to the winners of
different competition like essay writing, slogan, inter fire station house
keeping and drill competitions held amongst employees to mark the fire safety
week celebration. At the outset Mr. J B Pattanaik, AGM (Fire Services),
welcomed the gathering and coordinated the function.
Prior to the concluding ceremony an exclusive fire
safety awareness programme for 41 lady employees of RSP was organised at
R&C Laboratory. The session taken by Mr. P S Thakare, Senior Manager(Fire
Services) included various aspects of fire safety both at work place and at
home. A hands-on demonstration was also conducted by Mr. S K Khuntia,
Leading Fire Operator, where operation of fire extinguisher and LPG Cylinder
safety were displayed.
Earlier during the week similar awareness programmes
were held at Ispat General Hospital wherein 80 persons participated. The
session was chaired by Dr. A K Singh, Director Incharge (M&HS).
Another awareness programme was conducted at Coke
Ovens Battery-6 which was chaired by Mr. Biswajit Patnaik, GM(CO&CC).
It was attended by 60 employees of the department. Similarly on 17th April a
Fire Awareness programme was conducted at Sri Aurobindo’s School, Sector-5.
More than 300 students attended the awareness programme.
In these programmes the participants were informed
about the different aspects of fire safety. Practical rescue demonstrations
were also conducted.
It may be noted that the Mr. Ashwini Kumar, CEO, RSP had inaugurated the Fire
Services Week celebrations on 14th April at the Central Fire Station on
the occasion of National Fire Services Day. The occasion commemorates the
sacrifice of sixty-six gallant fire-fighters who had laid down their lives to
save the lives of other people and property during a devastating fire incident
that took place at the Victoria Dock of erstwhile Bombay Port on this day in the