A new fire station will start functioning from Addanki soon, District Fire Officer R.Gyanasundaram said on Saturday. Addressing a press conference here in connection with the Fire Safety Week beginning on Sunday, Mr. Gyanasundaram said that they have already got firemen posted. A fire tender and related equipment would be put in place in due course. With this, the number of fire stations in the district went up to 12, Assistant Fire Officer A.V. Shankar Rao said..

The theme this year is “fire is fire... Friend or Foe, We decide”, the DFO said.

“We have forwarded proposals to form eight more fire stations so that the response time in case of fire accidents is reduced to 10 minutes”, they added. A series of programmes were lined for the National Fire service week observance, said Ongole station Fire Officer K.Suneel said.