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Familiarization drive for fire personnel held at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar, April 17: An airport familiarization and joint exercise was conducted at Biju Patnaik International Airport for the selected group of State Fire service personnel on Friday. This was a half-day exercise covering the familiarisation with the airport facilities, operations of the Airport Fire Service, handling of appliances, rescue and fire fighting procedures, building fire protection system, etc. 

The State Fire Service personnel and appliances were deployed for detailing the operations of Airport Fire Service in case of any emergency at the airport.

“It is essential that the State Fire Service personnel are familiarized with the airport and system/appliances which are being used by the Airport Fire Service. This helps immensely in instilling confidence in them in operating Airport Fire Service equipment; understanding the operating limits of the appliances and developing an effective teamwork whenever required during an emergency situation at the airport,” said a Press release issued by the airport authorities.

Rajan, Manager (FS), AAI said that this familiarisation and joint exercise vastly helped in developing and understanding for each-others capabilities and co-ordinating in an effect way during any unforeseen emergency situation.

N. Jena, Assistant Station Officer, Odisha Fire Service, who was present for the exercise with a group of fire personnel, maintained that this was a new experience for them and they have gained insight into the new technology appliances and techniques which are applied in aviation rescue and fire fighting.

Airport Director Sharad Kumar also hailed the Odisha Fire Service personnel.

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