Acropolis sets up first aid fire fighting kiosk in Kolkata

In an effort as the first mover, Acropolis Mall, India's premium mall has installed a state-of-the-art fire-fighting kiosk with rescue equipment, in keeping with its commitment to the advisory to Indian Institute of Architect issued by West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services. The fire-fighting kiosk houses 4 nos of 4.5 kg C02 extinguishers, 4 nos of 4.5 kg ABC type extinguishers, 2 nos of ceiling hook, 4 nos of lock cutter, 2 nos of 14-pound hammer, 2 nos of crowbar, 1 no of insulated axe, 2 nos of stretcher,2 nos of smoke Hood, 2 nos of torchlight, and sand buckets in addition to inbuilt fire suppression and detection system already available in Acropolis in terms with Sec 11 C of the West Bengal Fire Servies Act, 1950.

Jag Mohan, IPS, Director General, West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services inaugurated the first such firefighting kisok with rescue equipment in the presence of Sushil Mohta, Chairman, Merlin Group, other officials of West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services and officials of Acropolis Mall.

While inaugurating the kiosk, Jag Mohan appreciated Acropolis Mall for coming forward and building the kiosk for preventing any fire or exigencies not only in Acropolis but in adjacent residential buildings and localities. He said that it will help to prevent any sort of mishaps before fire brigade reaches the accident place.

Sushil Mohta, Chairman, Merlin Group said, "We feel privileged to abide by the advisory of West Bengal Fire Services and Emergency Services issued to Indian Institute of Architect and build this firefighting kiosk as a responsible corporate citizen as it will help the adjacent locality to avail this service in case of any emergencies."

"I think we can invite local councilors and urge the clubs to undergo some training and use this in case of emergencies and fire. I urge officials from West Bengal Fire Services and Emergency to come for surprise audit and conduct the checks and measures," he added.

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