JOINING THE ENDEVOUR OF FIRE ADVISOR, MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, GOVT. OF INDIA
SAVING LIVES, PROTECTING ASSETS AND ENHANCING BUILDING PERFORMANCE IS OUR PROMISE
This year Hilti joined hands with Fire safety community, who create a difference everyday by saving lives of people while risking their lives in case of fire in building.
They not only make a difference by saving lives in case of fire in buildings, but also implementing fire safety measures, which also echoes with our mission of saving lives, protecting assets and enhancing building performance.
Fire safety measures ideally is taken care of during the construction of a building in the initial stage. Building Codes i.e. NBC 2016 guides us through these safety measures to be achieved with active and passive fire protection for fire safety in the building.
India’s first book on Firestopping published by Hilti in collaboration with International Code Council (ICC) decodes the NBC 2016 guidelines and can help in achieving Fire Safety in the building.
DIGITAL LAUNCH OF “FIRE-FIGHTERS HANDBOOK” BY FIRESTOP ACADEMY IN PRESENCE OF D.K. SHAMI, FIRE ADVISOR, GOVT. OF INDIA
We concluded the Fire Service week on 20 April with Webinar, wherein D.K Shami, Fire Chief Advisor, Govt of India launched digitally the Fire Fighters’ Handbook and addressed the participants and talked about the “Importance of Fire Safety”.
A big salute to D.K. Shami for being the guiding light for the observance of Fire Service week.
WEBINARS FOR CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY
Education and Awareness is the key in creating a difference. In this endevour, we conducted various Webinars on “Effective Compartmentation” during Fire Services Week to educate the Fire Safety Community (State Fire Departments, Student and Faculty of Fire Service College) and the Construction Community (Developers, Architects, Consultants, and Contractors etc.).
Series of webinars on “Ways to achieve effective Compartmentation to support Firefighters in a Safe Evacuation” were conducted across India, wherein 4000+ members from construction community and State Fire Departments (Rajasthan, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, etc) participated.
“This session has provided valuable inputs on fire solutions for compartmentation, its relevance to present real estate development and a profound insight on IS 12458 & NBC. Very beneficial & Academic“
....Sricharan, Sr. DGM, L&T Metro Rail (Hyd) Ltd.
“It was good to learn about Fire-Safety. We would be eagerly waiting for your upcoming knowledge sessions“
....Fauzdar Mewaram, Fire Officer, Govt. of Rajasthan.
Webinar on “Importance of Firestop System for Effective Compartmentation” in association with Goa Fire & Emergency Services wherein Mr Ashok Menon, Directorate of Fire, Goa Fire & Emergency was invited as a Guest Speaker to educate the construction community
"The Information shared during Webinar was very informative and the need for having Passive Fire Protection System in line with Active Fire Protection was very well described. Also, the Book on Firestopping is a very comprehensive reference book for all the stake holders viz, Architects, Builders, Consultants, Designers, Regulators etc.to ensure Safe Design of Buildings"
....Ashok Menon PFSM, CMGM, Director, Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, Govt. of Goa
Exclusive Webinar “Importance of Firestop System for Effective Compartmentation” for Fire Service College, Nagpur (NFSC). All the students along with faculty members (~225) of NFSC participated in this webinar. A big thanks to the entire team of NFSC.
“The webinar was good and very informative to audience. The topics were covered very nicely and presented in a clear manner. The best part was the questionnaire during the webinar”
....Mr. Dhanajay Singh, Asst. Professor , NFSC Nagpur.
Webinar for ISHRAE, (Kolkata Chapter) conducted on topic “Passive Fire Protection for Through Penetration” where consultants & contractors from Kolkata overwhelmingly participated.
“We strongly believe that fire fighters risk themselves while saving lives. We, ISHRAE Kolkata Chapter, pay tribute to them and also appreciate Hilti India for reaching out to us digitally to spread the awareness of passive fire protection in saving lives of people and as well as fire fighters “
....Team of ISHRAE, (Kolkata Chapter)
COLLABORATION WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS
While observance of Fire Service Week, Firestop Academy supported by Hilti also collaborated with experts from IIT, Gandhi Nagar and NFSC to share their insights.
“Importance of Tested Firestop” written by Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, Associate Professor, IIT Gandhinagar and Article on “Passive fire protection Systems” inscribed by Mr. Vivek Sharma along with Mr. D.K. Singh, Assistant Professors, NFSC, Nagpur, throw light on the synergy between active and passive fire protection systems, which can help the Firefighters to carry out rescue operation in a safe manner.
It’s time to salute the Fire services professionals, the unsung heroes of our society who work diligently to ensure our safety in all walks of life.
....Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, Assistant Professor, IIT-Gandhi NagarClick here to read the article” “Importance of Tested Firestop”
“During this Fire services week, we should adopt a reliable safety culture in every sphere of life in small and effective steps so as to create fire-safe built environment”
....Mr. Vivek Sharma along with Mr. D.K. Singh, Assistant Professors, NFSC, NagpurClick here to read the article “Passive fire protection Systems”
Coming together and joining hands with the Fire Service Community during Fire Service Week is an endeavor to educate and create awareness. This would not have been possible without the support of Fire Service Community and participation of Construction Community.
As a construction community, LET US DO OUR BIT TO MAKE FIRE SAFE BUILDINGS AND SUPPORT OUR FIREFIGHTERS in this endevour