Fire Service Week is observed across the country in the memory of 66 fire fighters who laid down their lives while fighting fire at the Bombay Dockyard. It took one week April 14 to 20, 1944 to extinguish the fire which broke out on a ship.
Seawoods Grand Central Mall in Navi Mumbai has launched a fire safety awareness drive in collaboration with CIDCO Fire Service and Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation – Fire Brigade Department.
In its bid to create awareness and educate citizens of Navi Mumbai on fire safety precautions, the mall is observing Fire Safety Week for the second consecutive year between April 14 and 20, 2019.
Basis this year’s theme “Fire Prevention Is Better Than Fire Fighting”, SGC Mall has launched a slew of activities including a nine day exhibition starting April 14 which will display the equipment that can be useful to avoid and control any mishap due to fire. The exhibition was inaugurated by Keshav Vair Kherkar, Chief Engineer, CIDCO; in presence of Mr. Arvind Mandke, Chief Fire Officer, Fire Brigade Department, CIDCO and along with few senior government officials and SGC Mall representatives.
SGC Mall has also organised a special awareness initiative where in CIDCO Fire Brigade Department hosted a special band performance between on 13th and 14th April. This was followed by a special Q&A session with Mandke, Chief Fire Officer, CIDCO Fire Service on April 14, where citizens got fruitful information on the topic of fire safety.