Reduces loss of lives and property
Roving Correspondent: Fire service and civil defense (FSCD) has introduced water-mixed fire fighting motorbikes in the country. The department had so far distributed 90 bikes in Khulna division in last 2-day. The heavily equipped bikes with 20 litres of water each will rescue the injured people and control fire originated from electric short circuit, gas cylinders, attend very-very important persons (VVIPs) and face the fire in narrow spaces, said a source related to FSCD. When this
correspondent visited fire service and civil defense stations at Jhenidah Sadar and Sailkupa upazila witnessed that the department people have been arranging rehearsal on Saturday morning. These bikes massively parade the town headquarters both in district and upazila level on the victory day as a part of their mass awareness programme among the people.
Akkas Ali, station officer at Sailkupa FSCD in Jhenidah when contacted said they were provided with two 250CC bikes for extinguish fire incidents and rescue operation in the upazila.
Further, these bikes will head the team of fire fighters when any fatal road and other accidents and fire takes place in the territory.
Deputy Director of the FSCD in Khulna Abul Hossain when contacted said they had supplied three bikes in each seven class one fire stations, while two in other ordinary stations.
The Deputy Director said huge lives and properties are damaged by the devastating fire every year at everywhere. The casualty and loss may be reduced when the bikes will arrive on the spot immediately having the information.
He said the fire fighters feel helpless when any accidents of road mishaps and fire takes place at the narrow space. In such cases the properties gutted before arrival of the fire fighters in time.
The bikes with two 20 liters capacity water tanks will enter at any remote area within a short time and bring the situation under control.