Pampore: A joint mock drill on how to put out fire in different petroleum products was organised on Tuesday by Fire and Emergency department and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) at Pampore.
The mock drill was held within the premises of Fire and emergency station Pampore.
During the demonstration employees of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) were imparted training on how they could fight fire in diesel, petrol and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).
Abdul Hai, In-charge Fire and Emergency services station Pampore told Kashmir Reader that they hold mock drills for firefighting at HPCL and their bottling plant in Pampore four times a year.
“They had written to our director for organising a live demonstration so that their employees can get firsthand experience in controlling the fire,” he said, adding that it was in this context a live demonstration was held in their station premises.
Joint Director Fire and Emergency Department Srinagar, Bashir Ahmad Shah and division fire officer Command Srinagar Farooq Ahmad supervised the mock drills.
The joint Director Bashir Ahmad Shah told Kashmir Reader that HPCL, which has a bottling plant too, is an important establishment in Pampore and they have adopted a number of defensive measures for fighting fires.
“The employees who have been assigned the duty hold one mock drill,” he said.
This time it was mutually decided that a mock drill will be held in our station premises,” he said, adding that during a live demonstration those handling fire were taught different skills to control fire in different petroleum products.
“They were taught how to check leakage of gas in LPG cylinders, how to cool down a LPG cylinder on catching fire and to control fire in it,” he said, adding that the participants were given necessary instructions and asked to adopt all measures for safety of the establishment.