9th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2024 highlights

9th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2024 highlights

The 9th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2024 has come to an end, and what a show it was.

Here are some of the highlights from this event:

The Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB) honoured 13 organisations for their fire safety efforts across residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

5 individuals were also recognised for their bravery in firefighting and rescue.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal closed the ceremony as chief guest and stated in a speech: “We will improve training of fire service personnel, build civil defence which is our government’s ultimate goal.”

The Home Minister added: “We’ve already created 44,000 volunteers, so that they can play a crucial role in putting out fires before the fire service personnel arrive on the premises. Fire service officials are cautious and active to reduce such events by increasing experience from previous fire incidents.”

Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce Tapan Kanti Ghosh said: We need a collective effort to ensure the fire safety.”

The Director General of the Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense Brigadier General Md. Main Uddin said: “If we spend only Tk 2 out of Tk 100 on fire safety measures in our infrastructure, factories and building, Bangladesh will be safer. Though we have limitations, we’re always ready to mitigate fire incidents and betterment of the country.”

President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Md. Jashim Uddin added: “Bangladesh is now moving towards LDC graduation and there are a lot of targets that we have to achieve to be smart and a developed nation. However, we should follow fire safety and security compliance to grab local and global markets.”