Bhubaneswar: Odisha Fire Services DG Santosh Upadhyay on Wednesday reviewed the fire safety and security relating to fire hazards for air passengers at the lounge of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar.
The discreet review meeting was attended by BPIA Director Pravat Ranjan Beuria, CISF Deputy Commandant, and Bhubaneswar Fire Officer Ramesh Chandra Majhi.
Existing hydrants and sprinklers were tested to know actual efficiency. Fire extinguishers were found to be refilled in 2021 and have validity till 2026. The airport authority agreed to suggestions of the Fire Services DG on keeping the adequate number of fireballs in closed rooms/ lounges which act as the first responders automatically to extinguish a fire in case of heat originated by fire.
Upadhyay also checked the emergency exits and evacuation plan of the airport.
During landing and take-off, the strength of fire tenders (mist, water, foam) was tested at the fire control room of the airport. The emergency treatment care unit and crisis mobile control were checked. Airport fire officers were requested to dial 112 in case of reinforcements and other issues.
It was decided for joint mapping with local fire station staff on the last Sunday of every month beyond the perimeters of the airport.
The Fire Services DG impressed upon BPIA authorities to obtain Fire Safety Certificate along with BDA approval for the entire new airport, hangers, etc.