Odisha CM inaugurates first-of-its-kind Fire Park 


Bhubaneswar, January 5: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated the “Fire Park”, a first-of-its-kind park in India and launched a dynamic online portal, ‘AgnishamaSeva’ of Odisha Fire Service on virtual platform.

Located inside the premises of Odisha Fire & Disaster Academy in Bhubaneswar, the Fire Park will be opened to public on every Saturday from 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM, said a CMO communique.

“The Fire Park is a novel initiative in the entire country to bring awareness on fire safety measures. Demonstrations on use of First Aid Fire-fighting Equipment, and rescue & disaster operations, visit to exhibition hall, screening of films and distribution of leaflets on fire safety will be the part of the activities,” said the Chief Minister after inaugurating the park.

Students from schools and colleges will be the focus group.

The Chief Minister said that it would go a long way in educating and improving awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly among the students.

It’s no doubt an effort in right direction to create a safety compliant citizenry, the Chief Minister added.

Speaking that all the 16 fire related services are now available to the citizens on online mode in the dynamic portal AgnishamaSeva, the Chief Minister advised the fire service department to continue to put priority on the Feedback mechanism under the “Mo Sarkar” to ensure hassle-free and time bound services to the public.

Appreciating the role of Odisha Fire Service in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister commended the fire service personnel for the massive plasma donation for treatment of critical Covid patients.

He added that all these efforts continued uninterrupted in spite of the pre-occupation in rescue and restoration work during cyclone, “Amphan” and high floods in August, 2020.

Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Development Commissioner Pradeep Jena, Fire Services DG, Satyajit Mohanty and his deputy Asit Panigrahi were present.

Fire Service personnel across the state were connected online.

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