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India observes Fire Service Week to propagate fire safety awareness
Fire Service Week (FSW) is being observed across the country during April 14 - 20 by the government enterprises, public undertakings and industrial units under the guidance of the Fire Adviser, Ministry of Home Affairs.
FSW is observed every year in remembrance of the lives lost in the devastating fire that erupted and the explosions that followed in 1944 at the Victoria Dock in the Bombay Port and also to prevent fire in all industries, says a press release by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Also, donations for the benevolent fund are raised for utilisation for group insurance of fire service personnel and their welfare. The fund is also utilized for the financial assistance to the families of personnel, who lose their lives or get injured during fire-fighting and rescue operations.

In India, the National Safety Council (NSC) has been formed to propagate Fire Safety awareness amongst employees, their families and the public as well as among industrial units by developing and distributing appropriate promotional material related to prevention of fire and protection of life.

A delegation of Delhi Fire Service led by its Director called on the Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari, to observe the 'Delhi Fire Service Week' and pinned a Flag on the self of the Vice President on the occasion. The Vice President made a token donation for the benevolent fund of Delhi Fire Service stated a release.

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