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BMC to separate Fire Dept into prevention, compliance units

DNMUM404351 | 12/31/2017 | Author : Sanjay Jog & Devashri Bhujbal | WC :245

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The Kamala Mill and Saki Naka fire incidents seem to have shaken the civic authorities awake. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to split the fire department into a technical cell to take care of firefighting and prevention, while a new fire safety and compliance cell will be established with powers to take action for non-compliance.
Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta told DNA, “The fire safety and compliance cell will be created at all 34 fire stations across Greater Mumbai and they will report to concerned ward officers.  While designated officers at the ward level are assigned to find out structural legalities, they lack powers in regard to compliance. Therefore, in the restructured fire department, the proposed
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