Goa :Upgradation of fire stations across the state will be taken up within one year and fire guards, on the lines of home guards, will be employed to improve the manpower available to the directorate of fire and emergency services, CM Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.We will take in skilled manpower, fire guards, on the lines of home guards, within the next six months. We will upgrade fire stations and its equipment within next one year, as the need is increasing due to tourism and industrial activities,” Sawant said, while speaking during the National Fire Services Day function.
He said the DFES had attended to over 6,000 calls during the last financial year, which also included “false fire calls”. “People need to be aware that their false fire calls lead to waste of money and manpower in the effort to reach the spot,” Sawant. DFES director Ashok Menon said the three-decades-old Daman and Diu Fire Forces Act 1986 and the Goa State Fire Forces Rules 1997 have been proposed for replacement with new legislation to streamline the functioning of the department.
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