Fire & Emergency Services exams: Police says no mass copying

Srin agar: It has come to the notice of the board members conducting recruitment for various categories of candidates for the Fire and Emergency Department that some mischievous elements have recently circulated some manipulated photograph on social media, alleging mass copying. Some newspapers have also carried the news that some candidates have protested in press […]

Lack of fire gaps compound problems for firemen in old city

Lack of fire gaps compound problems for firemen in old city

SRINAGAR: Lack of fire gaps in congested localities of Srinagar is turning into a fire-fighting nightmare while municipal officials say residents are not giving heed to fire gap rules during construction. The building rules specify a fire gap of eight to ten feet between two houses, but with land scarcity in the city, most residents […]

JKFES staring at alarming staff shortage as older personnel near retirement with no new recruitments

JKFES staring at alarming staff shortage as older personnel near retirement with no new recruitments

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Fire and Emergency Services (JKFES) department is facing a staff shortage of nearly 1,300 employees, out of a required strength of over 3,500, to handle emergency situations over an area of 294 square kilometers. The shortfall includes officials, fire-fighters and drivers as large numbers of the department’s employees have either […]

Five persons injured while dousing fire in Budgam

Five persons injured while dousing fire in Budgam

BUDGAM: At least five people suffered burn injuries in a fire incident at Wahpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday, officials said. On Tuesday morning at around 9:30 am fire erupted in Wahpora village, twelve kilometres away from Budgam main town, which engulfed a double storey residential houses, reducing all valuable belongings to ashes. […]

Safa Kadal inferno: Blaze reduces 8 houses to ash in packed Gassi Mohalla

Safa Kadal inferno: Blaze reduces 8 houses to ash in packed Gassi Mohalla

Srinagar: Burnt quilts, trunks, wedding suits and wooden logs all tell the horrific tale of the fire that ripped through Gassi Mohalla on Wednesday in Safa Kadal area of downtown Srinagar. Storage trunks, once full of the bridal belongings of Rubina Jaan, were lying open at one side of the lane, most of their contents […]

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 […]

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