NATIONAL Fire Service Day/Week (NSW) is observed every year in India from April 14 to 20 to pay homage to those brave fire fighters, who sacrificed their lives in line of their duty on April 14, 1944.
Credit for taking initiative action regarding observation of ‘Fire Service Week’ goes to the Standing Fire Advisory Council (SFAC). The council members decided in the very first meeting (February 1956) to observe a ‘Fire Prevention Week’ simultaneously all over the country once in a year.
Every year, the Office of the Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards, New Delhi, proposes theme for the commemoration of National Fire Service Week. This year’s theme is ‘Learn Fire Safety, Increase Productivity’.
This year, the National Fire Service College (NFSC) Nagpur is also commemorating the National Fire Service Week from April 14 to 20 by
organising various events in the college and also for the public and schools.
On April 14, 2022 at 0800 hrs, wreath laying ceremony at ‘Martyrs Column’ was carried out with full honour to the gallant fire fighters by R S Chaudhari, Director of the college. Thereafter, he garlanded the portrait of Bharatratna
Dr B R Ambedkar.
A rally comprising of 300 students of Fire Engineering, Trainee officers of Divisional Officers’, Station Officers’ and Sub Officers’, courses, demonstration team and staff with all modern fire fighting equipment, vehicles and appliances proceeded for march from NFSC premises towards Nelson Square, Sadar Square, Katol Road Square, Rajnagar culminating back at NFSC.