Fire Services

  • Over 4,000 government schools at fire risk in Delhi May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It's playing with children's lives but the startling fact is that over 4,000 government schools in the national capital are at high fire risk since they do not have the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Delhi Fire Service, said its director AK Sharma. "These 4,000 schools not only...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs February 21, 2014

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Friday passed four bills amid pandemonium created by the opposition BJP members in protest against corruption charge levelled against its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted on the floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened for business in...
  • Jayalalithaa announces welfare measures for police April 24, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday made a series of announcements to strengthen the state police. The announcements include annual recruitment of personnel for police and fire services departments, construction for their housing, creation of youth brigade, extension of closed user group telephony facility to family members,...
  • Delhi building fire: 1 dead, 38 fire engines battle the blaze November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: One person has been killed in the fire in the Himalaya House, a commercial building in central Delhi's Connaught Place area on Monday. The fire broke out at about 6.20 this morning on the 5th and 6th floors. The building houses several commercial offices. All points leading to...
  • Delhi: Himalaya House fire, 38 fire engines battle the blaze November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out at Himalaya House on KG Marg in central Delhi on Monday morning. The fire broke out on the fifth and the sixth floors of the building, officials said. Delhi Fire Services Director AK Sharma said that the fire broke out after some initial...
  • J&K Govt orders fire safety audit in hospitals December 10, 2011

    Jammu: In the wake of the devastating fire in a private multi-speciality hospital in Kolkata, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered audit of fire and emergency services in all the government hospitals and private nursing homes in the state. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has been instructed...
  • 207 fire incidents in Delhi on Diwali night October 18, 2009

    New Delhi: As people celebrated Diwali on Saturday, the national capital reported as many as 207 cases of fire incidents. But there were no major cases among them, Delhi Fire Service said on Sunday. "We received 207 fire calls and they were mainly Diwali related. The number is more than double...