Fire Services dept to procure modern equipment


Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: The state Fire Services directorate is all set to procure a huge number of ad-vanced equipment to further en-hance its capabilities in disaster re-sponse. The fire services personnel of the state have received laurels for their performance during the natural disasters in the past.

 According to sources at the Fire Services Directorate, the depart-ment has floated tender to pur-chase plasma cutters, generators, tractors, JCB cranes, quick de-ploy antennas (QDAs) and ad-vanced fire resistant suites among other equipment.

 The directorate has sanctioned Z32 crore to procure the equipment. As many as five quick deploy antennas will be ac-quired by the directorate. The directorate felt the need of the quick deployantennasduring the severe cyclonic storm when the nor-mal communication services came to a standstill. The fire services per-sonnel with the antennas in disaster-hit areas will be able to keep nor-mal communication with the control room at the headquarters. The di-rectorate is planning to procure more number of fire resistant suites too. 

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