February 13, 2020

3 firemen killed in Gole Pulley fire incident; DG Fire Services pays tribute

Jammu: Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services Wednesday informed that three firemen lost their lives while dousing a massive fire at Saw Mill near Gole Pulley, Talab Tiloo here.
In a statement issued, after receiving information regarding the fire incident fire tenders were pressed into service from Fire Stations Canal, Roop Nagar, City and Gandhi Nagar Headquarters.
However during the fire fighting operations, the said building collapsed in which five fire service personnel were trapped under the collapsed structure. Two of them were rescued immediately besides 4 civilians were also shifted to GMC Jammu.
Immediately, a rescue operation was carried out with the help of SDRF and local police to trace the trapped personnel. After great efforts, the trapped firefighters were evacuated in an unconscious condition and shifted to GMC Bakshi Nagar Jammu where they were declared brought dead by hospital authorities.
DG Fire & Emergency Services, VK Singh has conveyed his deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families of Rattan Chand, Mohammad Aslam and Vimal Raina who died during the fire-fighting operations. He highlighted that the supreme sacrifice by the firefighters in the discharge of their duty is in line with the highest traditions of J&K Fire and Emergency Services.
The DG Fire & Emergency Services also visited GMC Jammu to enquire about the health of injured personnel.

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