BANGALORE: In a bid to encourage fire department personnel, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda assured group insurance and quarters for their families. He also promised to increase the amount of compensation given in case of death during the operations.
He was speaking after distributing CM’s Medal to 46 fire department personnel and 49 home guards at an event held at RA Mundkur Fire and Emergency Services Academy on Bannerghatta Road on Friday. He said the government is ready to meet their demands under the special grant.
In his speech, Home Minister R Ashok said that 22 new fire stations will be built shortly across the state and Bangalore will get six new fire stations. Also the government is planning to buy new fire tenders and advanced equipment. “As of now the insurance coverage for fire personnel, is limited to `6 lakh. Now we are planning to increase it to `25 lakh,” he added. DG & IGP A R Infant, who is also heading the Fire and Emergency service department, IGP Shivakumar and Director of Fire and Emergency service department BG Chengappa were present.
The fire department personnel submitted a memorandum to the CM.