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Odisha Fire Services Swings Into Action Post FANI


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09 May 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Helping Cyclone-affected areas pick up its broken pieces, Odisha Fire Services personnel have been rendering commendable public service  in the aftermath restoration work of cyclone FANI.

In Bhubaneswar, over 475 Firemen have been deployed in team strengths under the supervision of senior officers. They are involved in cutting fallen trees and restoring road communication. 26 dedicated teams have been provided to CESU to assist them in removal of fallen poles so that electricity supply can be restored.

18000 liter water tankers of Fire department are being used for supply of drinking water to residents of colonies and slums which are facing acute water scarcity. This initiative of water supply has been taken up by the department for the first time and has been highly appreciated. 

In addition to that, fire department has also taken up the responsibility of lighting of streets and  important places like Baramunda bus stand.

In Puri, nearly 250 Firemen under the charge of a CFO-ranked officer are working. They are cutting fallen trees, restoring uprooted electrical poles, supplying drinking water and also providing tower lights in streets, including Badadanda and District head quarter hospital.

Similarly, dedicated teams of Firemen are working in Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Khorda, Kendrapara  and other areas to restore normalcy. Nearly 1200 Firemen under the charge of senior Fire Officers are rendering dedicated public service since 4th May as the “First Responders” to the disaster.  

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Rabindra Kahani

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Sushant Samal

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Manas Pradhan