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The Economic Times Fire Safety and Security Summit
The Economic Times Fire Safety and Security Summit, to be held on in December 2016 in Mumbai, will apprise professionals of the latest developments and technologies in the fire safety industry that would help them in minimizing losses and executing effective damage control.

The summit will have leading government stakeholders, fire security experts, HSE professionals, architects, designers and engineers come together to discuss, deliberate and analyze the latest trends in active and passive fire protection. Through interactive panel discussions, candid fire side chats, case studies and lessons from fire incidents, the delegates will benchmark best practices....... read more
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The growing awareness about Fire Safety
With a new wave of infrastructure investments in a resurgent and growing India, safety and security of the occupants of these developments becomes paramount. The usage & application of fire safety equipment are continuously increasing with corporations and commercial entities laying additional emphasis on fire safety and security. Many state governments have now made it mandatory for proper installation and adequacy of fire safety installations, particularly in commercial establishments.

On the industrial front, large refineries, petrochemical complexes, biotechnology ventures, pharmaceutical, automobile, steel and oil & gas exploration projects need to comply with various mandatory safety regulation. These segments has thus been contributing hugely to the growth of the country’s fire & safety market. The demand for fire safety equipment is rising on the heels of economic growth of India, rapid industrialization, radically growing commercial sector & improvement in the overall real estate industry.

Major fire outbreaks in recent history in india
  • Kollam, Kerala - April 2016 - 107 dead and over 350 injured after reworks were burnt against the law at the Puttingal Temple
  • Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu - September 2012 – 38 dead in a reworks factory incident at Muthalipatti
  • Kolkata, West Bengal - December - 2011 – 90 dead in a massive re at AMRI hospital in Kolkata. Inammable substances were later found in the basement of the hospital
  • Meerut, Uttar Pradesh - April 2006 – 100 people dead at a consumer electronic fair after a short circuit caused massive re break out
  • Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu - July 2004 – 94 children burnt to death after a thatched roof in a primary school caught re
Inference - All the above incidents unfortunately indicate that they could have been avoided with slightly better preparedness. The rules and codes need to be more stringent and all stakeholders involved need to be more vigilant and prepared for such incidents to minimize the loss of life and property.