August 17, 2014 … Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar asserted that with modernization, the problems also needs modern equipment’s to deal with eventualities arising out of modernization. Reiterating that mining will resume in the next 4-5 months, he said hi-tech equipped vehicles has been provided to the town to deal with any eventuality that can arise being a mining belt.
Speaking after inaugurating the Fire Station building at Curchorem, yesterday, he emphasized the need to have fire stations with hi-tech equipment’s. The Canacona incident, made us realize that we are totally ill-equipped, he added.
Shri Parrikar assured the people that proposed projects namely, Hospital, Library Building, Kadamba Bus Stand, Swimming Pool with Joggers Park, etc. will all be taken up in the coming months. Some of the works are already tendered, he remarked.
The Chief Minister also stressed the need to recruit and train news boys in the Bomb Disposal Squad and added that they will be sent for training every 3-6 months to refresh their skills and also to keep them abreast of the latest techniques of disposing bombs and related issues.
The fire station building has been constructed by the GSIDC on an area admeasuring 4420 sq. mts with built area of 2150 sq. mts consisting of administrative building, canteen block , 5 storey drill tower, adequate parking facilities for Fire Fighting Tendons at a cost of Rs 12.68 crore.
The station has been provided with two water tenders with of 12000 litres and 4500 litres capacity apart from Light Emergency Rescue vehicle equipped with RCC Hydraulic Cutting Machine, Rescue & Fall Arrest Harness, Hydraulic Cutting & Breaking Rescue Tools, Pneumatic Lifting Airbags set, Victim Location Camera, Breathing Apparatus set etc
The local MLA, Nilesh Cabral also spoke on the occasion.
MLA’s Dr Pramod Sawant; Subhash Phaldessai, Ganesh Gaonkar Chairperson, CCMC, Smt. Carmelina Fernandes, Collector(South), Venancio Furtado and Managing Director, GSIDC, Shri were amongst those present on the occasion.
Shri Ashok Menon, Director of Fire Services welcomed on the occasion.