Bemina residents complain lack of fire station

Bemina residents complain lack of fire station

Srinagar: The residents of Bemina are complaining that the vast area lacks a fire service station. Despite several applications to the administration, residents said, authorities have failed to provide a Fire and Emergency Services Station. “Many government offices are present in the Bemina area but there are no fire tender stations in the area. The […]

Fire breaks out at hotel in city centre

Fire breaks out at hotel in city centre

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Fire broke out at Hotel Pamposh in the city centre in Srinagar on Saturday, engulfing three top stories of the six-story building. Six firemen were injured in the rescue effort, one of them seriously, officials said. Witnesses said fire broke out in the attic of the hotel located at Regal Chowk at […]

KU committee fails to undertake fire safety audit

KU committee fails to undertake fire safety audit

IRSHAD KHAN SRINAGAR: The committee to undertake fire safety audit of buildings at the Kashmir University has failed to complete the report thus putting life and property at risk. The members of the committee included head of the department disaster manaWWgement, Prof M S Bhat, Chief Proctor, Presidents of KUTA and KUMSA. Constituted a day […]

Retired fire and emergency employees demand removal of pay anomaly

Retired fire and emergency employees demand removal of pay anomaly

‘BJP trying to draw political mileage out of death of Chennai boy in stone pelting’ Sheikh Uzair Srinagar: Scores of retired employees of Fire and Emergency Department under the banner of Fire Fighters Association Jammu and Kashmir (Non-Gazetted) on Thursday held protest demonstration here demanding removal of pay anomaly. The protestors include Sub-officers, Mechanic Drivers, […]

40 years on, only one fire tender for Pattan station

40 years on, only one fire tender for Pattan station

BARAMULLA: The Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Department has failed to provide a second fire tender to one of the most important and overloaded fire stations of north Kashmir – a delay that has lasted 40 years amid an increase in fire incidents in the area. Though the tender is a long-pending demand of local […]

Srinagar’s historic market lacks fire station

Srinagar’s historic market lacks fire station

Maharaj Gunj traders aghast, residents accuse government of neglecting downtown NAZIMA RASHID SRINAGAR: Amid rising fire incidents in Srinagar’s downtown, the residents are left fumed over the government’s shifting Maharaja Gunj fire service station to Nawab Bazar. Maharaja Gunj is a historic commercial market, housing more than 800 business establishments and government offices. Two years […]

Staff crunch leaves Fire Services limping

Staff crunch leaves Fire Services limping

‘One driver manning two fire tenders at different locations’ Srinagar: The J&K Fire and Emergency Services (JKFES) is facing acute staff crunch even as the department seems to be spnding more on piling up new machinery. Sources in the department said JKFES currently has 2300 staffers, 1282 less than the sanctioned strength of 3582 staff. […]

Kashmir’s revered shrines vulnerable to fire

Kashmir’s revered shrines vulnerable to fire

Dastageer Sahib, Naqshband Sahib and Jamia Masjid Srinagar lack an effective fire-fighting mechanism SRINAGAR: Just a stone throw from the shrine of Syed Ali Hamadani, that caught fire after three back-to-back bolts of lightning hit its spire, two other shrines and a mosque lay vulnerable to fire. The places of worship have no fire-fighting mechanism […]

No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC

No fresh advertisement for posts in Fire & Emergency Services, rules HC

SRINAGAR: The High Court on Thursday quashed a home department order that terminated the recruitment process for various non-gazetted and class-IV posts in the Fire and Emergency Services Department last year. A number of aggrieved candidates had challenged the government order (no. 381-Home of 2016) dated 5 July 2016, whereby the Home Department terminated the […]