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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday, January 5, inaugurated a first-of-its-kind 'Fire Park' to educate citizens on the safety measures and how to remain alert during emergencies.
During the virtual inauguration, the Chief Minister also launched a dynamic online portal 'Agnishama Seva' of the Odisha Fire Service to enable smooth access to the citizens to the services provided by the department.
Odisha: Fire Park, an initiative to bring awareness on fire safety measures, was inaugurated in Bhubaneswar yesterday.— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2021
"This park is first of its kind in India and aims to educate and aware people on basic fire safety measures," said Satyajit Mohanty, DG, Fire Services. pic.twitter.com/OsCf4dyygb
The park has been set up inside the premises of the Odisha Fire and Disaster Academy in the state's capital. Each section of the park would conduct demonstrations on safety measures to be taken during a fire mishap before the firefighters arrive, operating procedure during rescue and disaster operations, exhibition halls showcasing equipment, screening of films and distribution of leaflets on fire safety. As per reports, the park would be open to the public every Saturday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Hon'ble CM @Naveen_Odisha inaugurates the #FirePark & launches #AgnishamaSeva portal of #Odisha Fire Service.— Subrat Chhatoi (@subratchhatoi) January 5, 2021
This park will help in educating & creating awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly among school & college students.@DGFS_HGs_CD pic.twitter.com/TH3pnu9SY6
CM Patnaik said that the Fire Park would play a key role in creating and improving awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly the students. "It is no doubt an effort in the right direction to create a safety compliant citizenry," he said.
He further informed that as many as 16 fire-related services were now available to the citizens on online mode and the fire service department has been instructed to give priority to the feedback mechanism under the 'Mo Sarkar' to ensure hassle-free and time-bound services to the public.
Praising the role of Odisha Fire Service, Patnaik said, it has earned a glorious distinction for itself at the national level for its outstanding services on rescue and disaster response. "I expect the Odisha Fire Service to continue to adopt technological innovations and bring about transformational changes in the public delivery system," he said.
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