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Mumbai Fire Brigade


Mumbai's former chief fire officer Shashikant Kale faces dismissal

December 13, 2021 1:59 pm

A departmental inquiry has found Kale guilty of hiding facts related to his service like suspension due to corruption charges and confidential reports while sending his name for the President’s Meritorious Service Awards.

One Avighna Park blaze: Short circuit in flat 1902 led to blaze, says Mumbai fire brigade’s preliminary report

November 10, 2021 10:15 am

The report added that a police complaint has been filed by the fire brigade and an investigation is on. The exact cause of the fire will be out in the coming days, the report said.

Mumbai: High-rise society gets notice for not maintaining fire-fighting system

November 09, 2021 8:22 am

A notice was issued to the society under Section 3 of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006. As per section 3 (1), it is mandatory for every owner or occupier as the case may be to provide fire prevention and life safety measures in the building or part of the building.

‘Acquired vehicles that can reach up to 50 floors and 50 m horizontally in slums’: Rajendra Chaudhary

October 25, 2021 2:00 am

Deputy Chief Officer (Technical) in the Mumbai Fire Brigade, Rajendra Chaudhary, speaks to Yogesh Naik about the challenges of handling blazes in a vertically expanding Mumbai and the fire safety challenges posed by high-rises.

'Kasturba Hospital leak triggered by damaged drain valve of LPG tank': report

August 25, 2021 11:29 am

After the report, Agripada police station has started their own inquiry, and the BMC's Mechanical and Engineering Department will initiate action against the contractor for negligence.

Mumbai Fire Brigade gets three vehicles for quick refill of oxygen cylinders

July 04, 2021 7:43 am

Officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said each of the vehicles will be deployed in island city, eastern and western suburbs.

Mumbai: Agency that issued safety audit report to mall will face action, fire brigade writes to directorate

April 15, 2021 1:53 am

Officials said while Sunrise Hospital got the no-objection certificate (NOC) from the fire brigade, except the fire alarm and smoke detectors, no firefighting systems like sprinklers, hydrants, hose pipes were operational.

BMC issues tender for five fire bikes

December 29, 2020 3:34 am

The fire- bike concept was introduced after the 2016 Kalbadevi fire to navigate congested areas and reduce response time.

Mumbai Fire Brigade revises SOP, introduces ‘STOP’ level category for minor emergency

December 11, 2020 3:38 am

The fire brigade has introduced one more level, defining the seriousness of the fire incident, which will be categorised as ‘STOP’ and called minor emergency call under the ease of resource management and simplification of the existing SOP.

Mumbai: Fire official commits suicide, family says was pressured by seniors

October 02, 2019 5:27 am

“Shinde was a sub-fire officer at Kharghar fire station. He committed suicide Monday night by hanging himself from a beam in the ceiling of an empty room,” an officer from Kharghar police said.