The Nagaland Fire & Emergency Services in its charter of statement have revealed to the public that their aim was to render prompt and efficient service to people by reaching the scene of fire as quickly as possible to fight fire effectively and to keep loss of life and property to the minimum, rescue people caught in the debris, educate and train people on the basics of fire prevention and fire-fighting, and to widely publicize fire stations’ telephone numbers so the public would contact them in case of emergency.
According to a press note issued by Deputy Inspector General (Fire), Directorate of fire & emergency services, Kohima, it stated the department also expects the public to view the fire and emergency services as a friendly force to save lives and property and to desist from attacking fire engines and members of the force and understand the do’s and don’t in a fire incident till the arrival of fire tenders.
It further mentioned the public must adopt safe practices during their routine day to day life especially during dry and windy seasons so that risk by fire and other accidents are reduced.
Besides providing accurate information of fire incident to the fire station including its nature, exact location and address must be provided by the public to avoid hindrances; it said fire fighters in all fire stations are always on their toes but hampered the smooth functioning due to false calls.
Meanwhile road users have also been asked to give way to fire tenders whenever they are sighted to enable them to reach the place of distress as early as possible.