In the midst of the fire incidences, there are many societies who have acted upon the notices received from NMMC to upgrade their fire equipments. One such society is Alakananda housing society. The members of Alaknanda Housing Society in sector 14 Vashi underwent fire fighting training and system testing of fire fighting equipments. Shilpa Suryavanshi was present during the event and reports. Sunday was not the usual Sunday for the residents of Alakananda Housing society in Sector 14 of Vashi. The residents rather than leisuring on their Sunday, thought a better way of spending their Sunday. Alert and vigilant residents of the society took the opportunity of getting trained and learning their fire fighting equipments installed in the society. The residents underwent primary fire fighting training and system testing of fire fighting equipments. According to the new Fire Act, it is mandatory for buildings, which are taller than 15 meters, to have their inbuilt fire fighting equipments. Fire fighting expert Parvez Zagade informed us about the instructions he gave to residents. Alakananda Society has a fire protection system on each of the floors. Water for the equipment is supplied through the society water tank. One of the residents shared with NMTV News, the things he learned. Presence of mind is very important for every member of society, especially in critical situation like that of a fire. Before calling for fire brigade if you are aware of the initial fire fighting tactics then lot can be saved in a matter of counting seconds. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV news.
March 6, 2008