Rajasthan: How will fire be extinguished? department has neither staff nor resources

Feb 26 2020 05:55 PM
Rajasthan: How will fire be extinguished? department has neither staff nor resources

Jaipur: Leave aside the house, shop or establishment, if you want to save your farm and barn from arson, make arrangements yourself. The fire department will not be able to help you, as it is itself facing a shortage of vacancies, firemen, and drivers. Poor and inefficient resources from above are making the problem worse.

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Although the facility of the fire brigade is available in the municipal bodies of the state, but 50% posts of firemen and fire drivers are vacant. Due to this, there are problems in getting control of arson incidents. The fire department, which plays a major role in overcoming and rescuing uncontrolled fires, is struggling with scarcity of resources. Due to lack of staff, vehicles, and equipment, difficulties are encountered during the fire.

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There are fire stations in the state, but 1266 posts ranging from CFO posted to firemen and fire brigade drivers are lying vacant. According to the fire officer, recruitment of staff along with resources is also necessary according to the population of the city. Now the department has to run on the trust of temporary employees. The people of Jaipur pay 300 crore rupees per year to the Municipal Corporation in return for convenience service and security. The Municipal Corporation is also not serious about incidents like arson.

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