Fire Service and Civil Defence week-2019 began in the district today with a call for raising mass awareness to prevent fire incidents and roll back the post and pre disastrous situation.
In observance of the week, Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) office here has chalked out elaborate programmes.
FSCD organized an inaugural function at its office premises with mayor of Gaibandha municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon in the chair.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed the function as chief guest and Superintendent of Police Towhidul Islam and president of Gaibandha Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shajada Anwarul Quadir, leader of FSCD Abu Taher and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman were among others , spoke on the occasion as special guests.
Earlier, Deputy Assistant Director of FSCD office Amirul Islam Sarker made a welcome speech and focused the activities of the department in details.
DC Abdul Matin said FSCD personnel first stand beside the people putting their lives at risk in the period of any natural disaster.
The efficiency and capacity of the FSCD has largely increased than any previous time for taking pragmatic measures including supplying modern equipment by the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the DC.
He said present government has set up FSCD station in each upazila so that the fire men could respond quickly and extinguish the fire without delay.
The DC also urged FSCD officials to be more cordial and professional in performing their duties and building Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman .
Later, DC distributed certificates among the volunteers who received training on search, rescue, first aid and fire fighting under Volunteer Development Training programme.
Station officer Bakhtiar Uddin said, distribution of leaflets, discussion meeting, fire extinguishing , inspection, volunteers gathering, training exercise , and cultural functions are the highlights of the week long programme
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)