Fire safety awareness imparted to employees and students

Since the vital installations in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation are fully secured and guarded by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the management was able to focus fully on power generation, said B.Surender Mohan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NLC.

At a function organised in connection with the Fire Service Week celebrations at the NLC premises, Mr. Mohan said the CISF personnel had embarked upon the exercise of spreading awareness among employees, housewives and students on fire safety aspects and not just content with their acquired fire-fighting skills.

After witnessing the fire-fighting capability of the CISF personnel, he said it was evident that they were fully equipped for the task, and, the power plants and machinery were in safe hands.

On the occasion, the NLC chairman gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions held in this connection.

Commandant of the CISF (NLC unit) A.K.Sharma said the CISF had its own Fire Service Academy at Hyderabad where the personnel were thoroughly trained in putting out the fires in power plants, refineries, fertilizers plants, steel plants, heavy industries and space application centres.

The fire fighting wing of the CISF was inducted in Neyveli on January 14, 2011 and now it was safeguarding all the four thermal power stations in Neyveli, he said.

The CISF personnel held elaborate mock drills on how to battle fire that might break out in electrical installations and petrol pumps, and, how to deal with gas triggered explosions. They also demonstrated how to deal with exigencies such as missile attacks on oil fields, major inferno in petro-chemical units and high-rise buildings.

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