With an objective to create awareness about fire safety and the usage of fire extinguishing equipment, a Fire Safety Awareness Programme was conducted at IIM Indore in collaboration with the Fire Brigade Department, Indore on July 20, 2016. The programme aimed at making the employees of the Institute mindful about fire hazards and the safety measures which can be taken during fire emergency.
Mr. Jigar Kantharia, Safety Officer, IIM Indore welcomed the guests and introduced the speaker, Mr. T.S. Sikarwar, Fire Officer, Fire Brigade Department, Indore. Mr. Sikarwar’s talk revolved around how fire-safety is vital and what are various kinds of safeguards which should be taken at different fire-prone areas.
He discussed about several types of materials which cause fire and how that fire can be ceased. Giving examples of fire emerged due to petrol and LPG he also discussed the scientific reasons behind why some things catch fire quickly, while some items are the last to burn, like bricks. Mr. Sikarwar mentioned that fire equipment is manufactured on the basis of five types of fire which are categorized as follows:
Type A- Caused due to wood, cloth, coal
Type B- Caused due to all kinds of inflammable liquids like kerosene, petrol
Type C- Caused due to all kinds of inflammable gases
Type D- Caused due to rise in temperature of various metals
Type E- Caused due to short-circuit in any electric equipment
Mr. Sikarwar also discussed about the safety measures at home and public places. The talk was followed by a Q&A session.
The Fire Brigade Department also conducted a mock drill and gave a demonstration of how fire extinguishers can be used to cease a fire caused due to petrol and diesel.
The workshop was attended by the administration and security staff of IIM Indore.