Fire Service Week Held at Mangalore International Airport With Simulated Firefighting Demonstration

Fire Service Week Held at Mangalore International Airport With Simulated Firefighting Demonstration

The Mangalore International Airport (MIA) observed Fire Service Week at the airport premises on Tuesday, April 16. A simulated demonstration on firefighting was held on this occasion. The theme of Fire Service Week this year was “Ensure Fire Safety: Contribute Towards Nation Building.” In India, the fire and emergency service personnel observe the week every year from April 14 to April 20 to pay tribute to firemen who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty at Mumbai Dockyard on April 14, 1944.

A demonstration of the prowess and explanation of the quick response capabilities of one of the crash fire tender (CFT) that the airport has in its possession to deal with any eventuality was held. Staff from different sections of the airport who volunteered to douse the simulated controlled fire, demonstrated the Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep (PASS) principle that world over guides firefighting by first responders. Eco-friendly fire extinguishers were used for the purpose. The ARFF team also played a brief video that captured the wide gamut of activities they perform and levels of fitness they need to maintain, to meet aviation industry standards in fire safety.
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