Jamshedpur : Tata Steel today organized the closing ceremony of the National Fire Service Week, 2019 at the Steelennium Hall, Jamshedpur Works. The well attended event saw a mix of employees, partner workers, SISF personnel as well as teachers and students of various schools come together at the venue. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel and R Ravi Prasad, President, Tata Workers’ Union graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. Gopal Prasad Choudhary, Chief Security & Brand Protection, Tata Steel, apprised all present about the relevance of awareness and training to prevent precious loss of lives and assets due to fire incidents.
During the Fire Service Week held from April 14 to 20, 2019 several activities were organized across Tata Steel locations in India to spread awareness on fire prevention and management of fire at its nascent stage to save lives and properties. Activities included release and distribution of fire awareness booklets, online intranet quiz on fire safety and preparedness, fire advisory communication to Tata Steel employees through intranet, fire awareness session for Tata Steel Employees including partner workmen. Competitions among trained Emergency Response Team personnel were organised on various aspects of disaster management, operation of breathing apparatus, casualty transportation, CPR amongst others. Mock Drill competitions were also organized in the departments to check their emergency preparedness level.
Fire awareness sessions were organized for schools and members of the community. More than 5600 School students and teachers, over 600 hospital staff, home makers, shopkeepers of the nearby markets across Tata Steel locations in India participated and benefitted from the sessions. Fire Brigade Personnel visited 14 schools in Jamshedpur to spread fire awareness and carried out emergency preparedness audits.
The Chief Guest and Guest of Honour gave away prizes to the winners and appreciated various activities.