Fire protection industry, Punjab Rescue 1122 discuss collaboration to provide proper fire safety and rescue training

Fire protection industry, Punjab Rescue 1122 discuss collaboration to provide proper fire safety and rescue training

Lahore: The newly constituted representative body of the fire protection industry of Pakistan held its first meeting in Lahore to discuss ways and means to strengthen the culture of fire safety for every institution and housing unit in the country.
The Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) hosted the first-ever meeting of the newly constituted Fire Protection Industry of Pakistan (FPIP) in Lahore.
Representation of the “Rescue 1122 service” of Punjab was one of the distinguishing features of the event to promote the culture of fire safety.
The meeting considered the option of future collaboration between the Rescue 1122 service and FPIP to institutionalize the system to properly train human resource for providing fire safety and rescue services across the country.
Participants of the meeting were told that every responsible citizen in view of his or her obligation to safety of the people and property in its immediate surroundings should be trained to deal with any fire emergency
They were told that the FPIP should get united on a single platform to streamline and improve the quality of its services as per the international standards for the fire safety of every industry, institution, and housing unit in the country.
Founding Secretary-General of FPIP Muhammad Ovais told the meeting that the PIM and FPIP had entered into a collaboration for establishing a fire safety, security, and emergency management academy in Pakistan.
FPIP Founder President Muhammad Imran Taj said the FPIP had been constituted to overcome a lack of necessary skills among the countrymen to ensure a culture of fire safety and protection.
He said the other issues to be addressed by the FPIP included lack of quality fire protection equipment and unavailability of fire forensic and testing labs in the country.
He said the country also lacked a proper fire protection training institute.
Muhammad Ahsan, Head of Safety, the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) said that the lack of fire safety and rescue skills is the main challenge nationwide. Together we can establish the model for skills development and training. The vision of DG Rescue 1122 is always for the betterment of industry and towards fire prevention and protection.
Regional Director Haseen Habib Corp Aamir Barry said that the platform of FPIP was essential for the manufacturers and exporters of fire equipment to meet new challenges of international listing and approvals. There should be a local body to authorize the equivalent standards for the compatibility of local products for the acceptance criteria.
Sajjad, a senior HSE specialist, emphasized that the members of the FPIP should support each other for the betterment of the fire protection industry and all its stakeholders including insurers, fire equipment suppliers, and providers of fire services.
Haris from Coates Pakistan said the need for this platform is essential to establish the competitive market of fire protection equipment suppliers in the country.
Muhammad Shoaib of HBL appreciated FPIP and requested to specify the job description and person specifications of individuals to work in the fire protection field so that the individuals can secure the right jobs and get the benefits they deserve.
In the end, recognition Shields were presented to Aamir Barry, Regional Director Lahore of Haseen Habib Corp, and Muhammad Ahsan of Rescue 1122.