28 new jeeps for Fire Inspection Cell 34 Officer flag by Shri. Udhav Thackere , Shive Sena Pramukh at Byculla Headquarters.
The said nominated Officer will jointly carried inspections in the respective ward as per the guidelines and compliance there in under MFS & LS act in coordination with Asst. M.C. of respective wards.
According to Prabhat Rahangdale the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of Mumbai fire brigade department said they will purchase more 40 jeeps for the mobility of officers and conduct more inspections of buildings, commercial complexes, malls, etc. Another officer stated already 28 jeeps purchase order has been given to TATA motor’s and these new jeeps will replace some of the old jeeps. Currently, the department have 39 jeeps for inspection. Also the jeeps will have wireless devise so the officer will get the updates of any fire incident been reported and he can reach to the spot as per. The cost of each jeep is Rs. 6.11 lakh.
Meanwhile, Rahangdale also claimed after Kalbadevi fire incident a fact finding report was prepared by a committee of experts, giving various recommendations for up-gradation and modernisation of fire brigade in Mumbai, hence almost 90 per cent of the recommendations have been adopted and some are in implementation stage and other have already been implemented.
At present, there are there are 1403 firemen, 225 leading firemen and 518 officers who work as drivers and operators. Also they have already procurred 17 quick response vehicles, six new fire engines, Mini fire tenders, 81 metre height hydraulic platform purchased to reinforce and replace outdated fire engines and high-tech fire resistant suit. Also, further eight new fire engines, hazmat vehicle (hazardous material apparatus vehicle), three foam tender are in procurement process.