The Fire Service Day was observed by the Fire and Rescue Services Department personnel here on Wednesday to pay homage to those fire fighters who laid down their lives in the cause of duty at Bombay in 1944.

The Deputy Director, Central Region, Fire and Rescue Services Department V. Ramachandran placed a wreath at the temporary memorial column set up at the Divisional Fire Office in the city on the occasion.

Homage paid

The Divisional Fire Officer (in-charge), Tiruchi T. Padmakumar also placed a wreath at the memorial column. Station Fire Officers from various fire stations within the city and fire fighters paid their homage on the occasion.