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Govt decides to provide Drones to  Fire and Rescue Services Department

Govt decides to provide Drones to Fire and Rescue Services Department

The government has decided to provide drones to the Fire and Rescue Services Department, West Zone Fire and Rescue Department Joint Director K Sathyanarayanan said.  After inaugurating the sports meet of west zone staff of his department, he told reporters that 50 unmanned aerial vehicles are coming soon to the western zone, for which fire fighters are currently being trained at the Madras Institute of Technology affiliated to Anna University.

Around 2,400 staff are soon to be employed in the fire and rescue department across Tamil Nadu and their training is currently underway and in two to three months they will be inducted in the stations.  Only women are appointed as top officers. Another 250 posts will be filled up after the ensuing uniformed service exam. A new building has been constructed for Peelamedu fire station in western zone The Chief Minister is going to inaugurate it soon.

 The fire station building in Erode is in dilapidated condition .The estimate for new construction would be received and sent to the government shortly. New fire stations have been requested in Madathukulam, Puliyampatti and between Krishnagiri and Hosur.  Personal protective kits to be used in case of fire were available for 4 or 5 staff in each station and the government has decided to provide it, each worth Rs 30,000,  to all in the stations. Each district has five boats to be used during floods. More boats would be required in case of emergency from other districts. 
 

The DFO has the responsibility to give advice if there are defects in fire prevention kits in government, private offices, and industries. Sports meets are held every year in the department related sports exercises of the staff, volleyball, swimming, basketball and athletics. The state level competitions will be held afterwards, he added.