Chennai fire officer tops U.K. exam


CHENNAI: : An Assistant Divisional Fire Officer of the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department has stood first among the non-United Kingdom candidates who wrote an examination conducted by a U.K.-based institution.

S. Veeramani, ADFO, Chennai (North), is the top non-U.K. candidate in the Membership Examinations 2005 conducted by the Institution of Fire Engineers at Gloucestershire. The award, comprising a cheque and a plaque, will be given away at the annual general meeting of the institution scheduled for July 21.

The objective of the institution, founded in 1918, is "to promote, encourage and improve the science and practice of fire extinction, fire prevention and fire engineering and all operations and expedients connected therewith, and to give an impulse to ideas likely to be useful in connection with or in relation to such science and practice to the members of the institution and to the community at large".

According to Mr. Veeramani, he wrote four examinations, on fire engineering science, human resource management, fire safety and aero fire studies, in March this year.

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