Fire Safety

Fire safety in Karnataka caught in backdraft

Annexe ‘E’ of Part IV of National Building Code of India (NBCI) gives details of fire drills and evacuation procedures for high-rises (above 15 metres in height).

published on : 26th September 2021

Over 1,000 hospitals in Gujarat do not have valid fire safety certificates: Govt tells Supreme Court

In Bharuch, 18 people, including 16 patients died in a fire that occurred at a COVID-19 hospital on May 1 this year.

published on : 1st August 2021

Delhi govt tells private hospitals to appoint officer for fire safety

The Delhi government has asked all private hospitals providing Covid- related treatment to appoint a nodal officer for fire safety at their premises.

published on : 29th July 2021

Fire safety: 206 hospitals in Kerala get notice for lapses

220 hospitals found to be functioning without no-objection certificate from Fire and Rescue Services Department

published on : 21st May 2021

Fire safety compliance at Chennai hospitals dismal, danger high amid spike in Covid cases

The incidents indicate lack of maintenance or a high load on internal wirings within the facilities. 

published on : 8th May 2021

Conduct safety review of hospitals to prevent fire incidents: Centre

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to chief secretaries and UT administrators asking them to ensure fire safety measures, particularly given the summer season.

published on : 6th May 2021