Fire fighters play vital role to disaster mitigation: Liton

Publish: 6:59 PM, November 6, 2019 | Update: 6:59:PM, November 6, 2019

RAJSHAHI, – Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has said the fire fighters have been playing a vital role towards mitigating various disasters including the natural ones.

He also said the capacity of fire service and civil defense members has been enhanced to a greater extent during the recent past years and hoped that the ability would be enhanced furthermore in the days to come.

Mayor Liton made this observation while inaugurating the Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) Week- 2019 here today as chief guest.

Chaired by Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque, the opening ceremony was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Miraj Uddin Ahmed, Additional Superintendent of Police Ifte Khayer Alam, FSCD Assistant Director Harunur Rashid and its retired FSCD Deputy Director Nurul Islam.

Mayor Liton urged the FSCD members to perform duties with utmost sincerity and honesty after the best uses of the knowledge acquired from various trainings for overall development of the nation.

Main motto of the fire service is speed, service and devotion and job nature of the FSCD is different to many other jobs. This matter should be kept in mind always, he added.

Liton mentioned that performing duties with devotion is a moral obligation towards substantial reduction of both life and assets losses caused by any fire incident.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very positive towards development of FSCD along with its modernization.

Liton recalled that the firefighters made supreme sacrifice at the time of serving people and the nation will remember their contribution forever. Mayor Liton and other guests witnessed rehearsal of extinguishing fires and mitigating various other disasters. They also reviewed the smartly turned out parade and took salute at the impressive march past.