Fire Service Week celebrated

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Fire Service Week was celebrated by the fire station here from 14-20 April, during which personnel of the fire and emergency services demonstrated the use of different types of fire extinguishers for different classes of fires at various locations here.
The use of water extinguishers for ordinary fire, foam for oil fire, dry chemical powder for metal fire, carbon-dioxide for electric and gas fire, etc, were demonstrated during the weeklong celebration.
Besides educating the public about the dos and don’ts during fire mishaps, the personnel from the fire station provided them with various fire safety tips, including proper handling of LPG cylinders.
Mock fire rescue drills were also conducted.
‘Fire prevention is better than firefighting’ was the theme of the celebration this year.