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Fire safety top priority during Games


New Delhi : Six hundred fire department personnel are to be deployed for the Delhi Commonwealth Games and a safety drill is being charted out for various agencies, says director of the Delhi Fire Service R.C. Sharma.

Sharma told IANS: “Special fire safety training will be provided to all the agencies involved in various activities of the Games.” The mega sporting event will take place Oct 3-14.

The training will entail minute details of fire safety like people management through announcement systems in the event of a fire, training on the usage of fire exits and primary fire extinguishing.

In all, 600 fire department personnel would be deployed for the Games. They would be stationed at the venues with fire tenders. “A minimum of one fire tender would be stationed at every venue and two or three at bigger venues,” said Sharma.

Regarding No Objection Certificates (NOC) to all Games venues, Sharma said: “When construction is over, we will check everything and only then give clearances to the buildings.

“We will also hold special fire safety drills with all agencies involved with the Games – the special training by the fire department would be part of it,” said Sharma.