Fire force to purchase dinghies

The Dept has mooted the proposal to buy dinghies with high-power engines

Published: 08th November 2013 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2013 11:45 AM   |  A+A-

The Fire and Rescue Service Department is planning to buy    modern dinghies to carry out speedy rescue operation. The department has  been facing severe shortage of equipment to carry out underwater rescue  operations though it has been training divers at all its divisions across the state.According to officials with the Fire and Rescue Service Department, the    department was lacking basic requirement like boat or dinghy in almost every fire stations.

“Since we have decided to impart training to divers at every fire stations  across the state, boats or dinghies have to be purchased. A proposal has  been sent to the Home Department in this regard. We have asked for one  dinghy each for every fire stations,” official said. The department has sent proposal for purchasing dinghies with high-power   engine.

“We have found companies that make boats and dinghies that are of better quality than those made by military forces. We have to conduct rescue  operations in river and lakes where water flow would be very high. For this good quality dinghies are required,” official said. Similarly, the department will also purchase several underwater diving suits for the divers attached with each fire stations in the state.

The department has given sanctioned the proposal for it and a tender in this regard will be  floated soon.


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