BIAL Observes Fire Prevention Week
The ‘Fire Prevention Week’ at the Bengaluru International Airport was inaugurated by Marcel Hungerbuehler, CEO, BIAL on Tuesday, a day that is observed as ‘Fire service Day’ by airports and municipal fire brigades across the country. The event will continue till April 20 and is encouraging the active participation of over 5000 airport employees.
This event is observed as a grim remembrance of life lost in the Bombay dock yard where hundreds of firemen and civilians lost their lives in an explosion onboard a ship carrying explosives on April 14, 1944.
In keeping with its stringent safety and security standards, Bengaluru International Airport, is observing this week as an important event to heighten fire prevention awareness and measures of employees working at the airport. The initiative is being prominently publicized throughout the campus and airport employees were seen actively taking part in quizzes, essay writing and elocution contests that focus on fire and its prevention. During this week, the BIAL Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) team is investing an hour each day in imparting crucial training to all airport employees.
Fire drill competitions are being held to ascertain which partner is the best equipped to avoid or tackle a fire, should it occur. The airport is going a step further by introducing a rolling trophy for the most prepared Fire Safety Partner whose statutory compliance will be reviewed by the airport’s fire prevention wing.
On Saturday, a simulated fire exercise was held between 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the airport’s fuel farm. Indian Oil Sky Tanking and the BIAL ARFF team will participate in the drill. The closing ceremony will be held on April 20. This week will be observed annually at the airport, to constantly better the airport’s fire safety preparedness and awareness.