Minister of State of Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the national workshop on “An Integrated Approach to Fire Safety” on the occasion of the Fire Services Day. The day long workshop is being held to deliberate upon the integrated approaches to fire safety. The theme of this year’s Fire Services Day is “Prevent Fire Accident, Promote Nation’s Development”. The Ministry of Communications and IT, Department of Posts will release a postage stamp on the theme ‘Fire Services in India’.
In addition, ‘Fire Services Week’ will be observed throughout the country from 14th-20th April, 2016.
Fire Services Day is observed on April 14th every year since 1968 in memory of the sacrifices made by the firemen during the devastating fire on SS Fort Strikine ship in Mumbai Dock in the year 1944.