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Speed Of Rescue Ops Saves Lives

How quickly rescuers can cut, bend and lift through metal doors, bars and sheets in case of a car crash, collapsed building or a mishapped passenger lift may prove decisive in saving lives of trapped victims. And so the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has equipped its Fire & Rescue Services with four kit sets (28 pieces) of such modern tools worth a whopping Rs 3 crore.

Mayor Anup Gupta on Tuesday handed over a set each of these seven such modern lightweight but powerful tools, including a hydraulic cutter, spreader, hydraulic power pack, battery operated strong arm and combi tool (performing both functions of cutting and spreading) and rescue ramset, also known as telescopic ramset, to the four divisions of the fire and rescue services department.

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Demonstrating the power of these handy tools, personnel of the department effortlessly sliced off a piece from a 35 mm high-strength enforcement TMT bar with a hydraulic cutter. The Mayor also tried his hand at a battery operated combi tool.

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Anup Gupta said the department of fire and rescue services needs to keep pace with the modern requirements to successfully handle unfortunate happenings and mishaps and these tool kits have fulfilled one of the requirements. The corporation is committed to provide the department with whatever else is required to make it an effective and modern force, he added.

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Visibly enthusiastic at receiving these rescue tool kits manufactured by international brand Lucas, which not many fire and rescue services in the country can boast of, officers of the department said they are also in the process of procuring a 61 metre high hydraulic platform-cum-Turn Table Ladder (HPTTL) for undertaking fire and rescue operations in high rise buildings across the Chandigarh tricity.

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This will augment the two existing 42 metres high HPTTLs, which are in the process of being rejuvenated by shifting their superstructure onto new chasses. Five new water tenders (Type-B) and two special purpose foam tenders are also being added to the department’s fleet during the current financial year, they shared.

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Recently, staff strength of the department was substantially increased by recruiting 240 firemen and 32 drivers. It also purchased 56 sets of breathing apparatuses for the personal safety and protection of fire fighters.

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