The Fire Services Department is faced with resistance from general public when it comes to issue of no objection certificates (NOC) for buildings as per fire safety regulations.

People object to payment of fee for the NOC, said Adilabad Assistant District Fire Officer (ADFO) R. Sudhakar.

Mr. Sudhakar was addressing the presspersons during an awareness programme on fire safety measures as part of the Fire Safety Week being observed by the department. Despite the difficulties, the department was committed to implementing the provisions of Fire Safety Act as part of the modernisation drive, he added.

The firemen gave demonstrations on methods to control fire in homes. They showed how to put out kitchen, LPG cylinder and oven fires.

The LPG cylinder fire can be extinguished just by draping the fire with a wet gunny bag, the firemen demonstrated.