Following the success of its first Fire Marshals Training programme held last month, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently conducted one more batch of the programme for the hotels and restaurants in the city. The training activity was held on April 8, 2019 at the Mumbai Fire Brigade headquarters in Byculla and was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Prabhat Rahangdale, Mumbai fire chief & director – directorate of Maharashtra Fire Services, and team.
Through the seminar, a fresh batch of 118 employees from several hotels and restaurants across the city received training on the different aspects of fire safety. The seminar covered a wide range of topics including causes of fire, rescue methods, the dos and don’ts during fire emergency, among others. A practice drill on how to use a fire extinguisher and other safety related skills were also imparted to the participants. Upon successful completion of the programme, each participant was awarded with a certificate and a badge officially qualifying him/her as a fire marshal volunteer.
Speaking at the event, Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, president, HRAWI said, “This is HRAWI’s second successful programme in fire safety conducted in conjunction with the Mumbai Fire Brigade. So as of today, there are close to 250 fire marshals in several hotels and restaurants in Mumbai who are informed and equipped with the basic life-saving skills after undergoing through the fire marshals training. It is greatly impressive that member and non-member hotels and restaurants have taken interest in this programme and are getting their staff trained despite this being voluntary. Such activities are intended to educate our fellow industry members on precautionary measures and fire-fighting techniques in case of a fire. We thank the CFO and all other officials from the Mumbai Fire Brigade for taking their invaluable time out to train us in this life-saving programme.”