We require awareness programs related to fire safety rules tooSafety is a basic requirement. Whether you are driving a car, bike, walking along the road or staying inside your home utmost care has to be taken about your own safety as well as the safety of your fellow beings. It is seen that many people are careless about basic safety requirements and carry on with their daily activities without paying much heed to them. Awareness programs about following the traffic rules are organized, but many people still do not want to follow which is a serious concern.
A major fire broke out yesterday around 2:40 AM, at Kolkata's famous Bagree Market that housed more than a thousand shops and most of them have suffered a huge loss. The festive season is just round the corner and many traders throughout the city purchase from that wholesale market. After every major mishap the blame game starts and there is no exception in this case also. But one thing which is of serious concern is the lack of fire safety measures in the building where the fire broke out. The building is old and the area always remains congested because of the business activities throughout the day. The municipality and the fire department is saying that they have warned the shop owners and the building committee about the absence of proper fire safety measures time and again but they didn't pay enough attention to the warnings. If one goes inside the building, it will be understood how congested it is and stocks of goods are piled up even in staircases which is definitely a drawback during fire incidents. The Bagree Market is not alone, time to time we get reports of lack of fire safety measures in other buildings too. The question is why we do not care about this basic safety requirement? Do we require awareness programs related to fire safety rules too like traffic awareness programs?