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TIMELY ACTION BY F&ES SAVED HUMAN LIVES/PROPERTY

 

         Panaji, January 2, 2021

                                                                                 Pausa 12, 1942

 

The Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services in the year 2020 handled various Fire and Emergency cases which included serious Chemicals Gas  Leakages,  Liquefied  Gas Leakages, Electrical Fires, Flood Rescue, Animal Rescue, Chemical Spillage, Road Accidents, Dry Grass Fires & Urban Fires in the line of duty. 

 

During the year 2020, the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services have collectively attended 2317 Fire calls and 3839  Emergency  Calls, saving 96 human lives and 585 Animal lives  apart from saving/salvaging property worth Rs.24.45 crores with timely action of the Fire Personnel. 

 

The Fire Fighters across the State worked tirelessly to ensure that the Citizens get the required assistance when Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in northern Maharashtra from June 01, 2020 to June 05, 2020 leaving a trail of destruction in faraway Goa after gusty winds hits Goa at a speed of 80-100  kmph  and  heavy  rain damaged trees and homes across the State. During the Cyclonic storm the Department had attended 201 Nos. of Emergency calls, saving property worth Rs. 34.06 lacs and saving 13 lives of Animals.  

 

The Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services also undertook Sanitization drive across the State of Goa in view of COVID-19 (Corona Virus disease). The Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services with its 15 Fire Station in the State undertook the task of sanitization by engaging the Fire Officers & Fire Personnel. 

 

All public places prioritized by the respective Municipality or Village Panchayat and recommended by the Directorate of Municipal Administration or the Directorate of Village Panchayats viz. Bus Stands & Bus Stops, Community Halls, Markets Places, Panchayats Offices, Temple Premises, Government Offices, Secretariat Complex, Ministerial Block, Assembly Complex, Fish Markets, Church Premises, Covid wards at Goa Medical College, Goa Dental College, Health Centers, Ferry Boats of River Navigation Department, Taxi Stands, Electricity Departments, Police Station/ Out Posts, check post areas, Sports Complex, Banks, Goa Dairy, Ravindra Bhavan etc. were Sanitized.  3864 numbers of places were sanitized by the Fire Personnel across the State of Goa. 

 

As on today 75 fire personnel were infected with the Corona Virus in the line of duty and were cured and resumed duties. 

 

The Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant, felicitated 97 Fire Personnel with Commendation Certificate for their meritorious & dedicated work on the occasion of Goa Statehood Day 30th May 2020

 

          On the occasion of 60th Goa Liberation Day, 19th December 2020, 3 fire personnel namely Shri. Ashok Parab, Sub-Officer; Shri. Deepak Shetgaonkar, Leading Fire Fighter & Shri. Sitaram Kamat, Watch Room Operator was awarded Goa Chief Minister Fire Service Medal for meritorious service.

 

DI/NB/AXP/GJG/2020/852

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