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.