A report of every fire must be submitted, not later than a day following the fire, by the Fire Officer to the Commissioner, who in turn will need to submit a weekly report to the Standing Committee.
How to prevent fires:
- Do not overload electrical circuits and individual sockets. Electric and AC ducts must be sectionalized and sealed, so that they do not spread fires
- No electrical wires must hang loose or be damaged
- Do not use candles in case of power failure. Use battery torches.
- Use ashtray while smoking and smoke only in smoking zones
- Keep matches, crackers, lighters away from the children.
- Keep LPG Stoves/ Burner on raised non-combustible platform.
- If LPG cylinder is leaking, close the main cylinder valve and ventilate the entire room. Do not switch on/ off any of the electric switches the room. Replace LPG supply tube periodically.
- Do not leave lighted oil lamps near combustible material. Put them off before retiring to bed.
- In case of fire, all lifts must be grounded, and irrespective of size of fire, the fire brigade must be summoned.
- It is mandatory for a housing society to take fire policy of the structure of the building. The damage caused to the contents of the flat due to fire is not covered under such policy. The flat owner has to take fire policy for this depending on the value of the contents of the flat. The fire policy covering the contents would cover the risk of damage to furniture, electronic items like TV, Fridge, jewellery, etc. The insurance company providing cover for the structure of the building may give discounts for buying the policy covering the contents. more….