Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated the “Fire Park” and launched a dynamic online portal, AgnishamaSeva, of Odisha Fire Service on virtual platform.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the Fire Park would go a long way in improving awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly among the students. It is is an effort to create a safety compliant citizenry, he added.
Stating that all 16 fire related services are now available to the people on online mode in the portal AgnishamaSeva, Naveen 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.
Appreciating the role of Odisha Fire Service in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, he commended the Fire personnel for the massive plasma donation for treatment of critical COVID patients.
Located on the premises of Odisha Fire & Disaster Academy in Bhubaneswar, the Fire Park will be opened to public every Saturday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. It is a novel initiative in the entire country to promote 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. Students from schools and colleges will be the focus group.
Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra, DG Fire Services Satyajit Mohanty and IG Fire Services Asit Panigrahi also spoke.