Pune : PMC fire brigade starts a special drive to ensure properties are following fire safety norms

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Pune: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) fire brigade has launched a special drive to ensure housing societies and commercial properties are following fire safety norms. Those found not following the norms could face a fine from ₹20,000 to ₹50,000.

The fire audit is mandatory for residential complexes, commercial properties, educational institutions, malls, and government and semi-government offices.

“We have appealed to people to ensure their fire equipment is working, and we are conducting a soft drive first. The area officers will visit the premises and inform them of the requirements. If the systems are not in place within the next two months, we will take action. The systems will be repaired and checked to ensure they are working,” said Devendra Potphode, head of the PMC fire department.

He added, “People only need to fill an online form. Our aim is to ensure the systems are working and in good condition as fire incidents continue to occur. By taking these steps, we hope to reduce fire incidents even further.”

The PMC‘s move is part of a broader effort to ensure fire safety across the city and prevent the loss of life and property caused by fire incidents. With the number of fire incidents on the rise, the PMC’s efforts are timely and necessary.

Mrunal Jadhav