[Watch] DGP Reviews Fire Safety Measures In Bhubaneswar Airport
Bhubaneswar: Fire safety measures at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar were reviewed under the supervision of DGO, Fire Services, SK Upadhyay on Wednesday.
During the inspection, Fire personnel tested the hydrants and sprinklers in the areas of the airport used by the passengers. Emergency exits and evacuation plan of the airport was also checked.
The strength of fire tenders (mist, water, foam) during landing and take off of the aircraft was tested at fire control room of the airport. Emergency treatment care unit and crisis mobile control were checked. Fire alarm and public announcement system to alert the passengers were also checked.
The DGP suggested to airport authorities to keep adequate quantity of fire balls in closed rooms/lounges so that those can be used as first responder automatically and control the heat from the fire.
Upadhyay also discussed the safety measures against fire hazards for air passengers and at airport lounge with BPIA director MR Beuria, officials of CISF and Bhubaneswar Fire Officer MR Majhi.
It was decided at the meeting for joint mapping with local fire station staff on last Sunday of every month beyond perimeters of airport.