Home » Smartcity Bhubaneswar » Director-General of Fire Services SK Upadhyay has visited Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Academy

Director-General of Fire Services SK Upadhyay has visited Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Academy

Bhubaneswar:7/5/22: Director-General of Fire Services SK Upadhyay today visited Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Academy (OFDRA) in Bhubaneswar.

OFDRA has started functioning since 1971 as Odisha Fire Service training school and was subsequently upgraded to OFDRA from 2015. The aim and objective of this training academy are to impart training and to build the capacity of Odisha Fire Service personnel to make them more professional in skill.

Several pieces of training such as ladder drill, pump drill, hydrant drill and underwater training are being imparted to trainees by specialized trainers of Odisha Fire Service. These training facilities have also been provided to fire service personnel from other state fire service organizations and establishments like Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, Kerala, Gujarat and INS Chilika.

Since its inception, 7,882 trainees from Odisha Fire Service have attended various training programs to date. Additionally, 18,783 trainees from various state fire units, home guards, civil defense volunteers and ODRAF have also undergone training at this establishment and completed the course successfully. On completion of full-fledged infrastructure, it can cater as a unique training academy of its kind in the Eastern part of India.

Upadhyay emphasized the deployment of Fire Services personnel in the most affected areas as per the requirement of the local administration. He also instructed all Fire Service personnel to follow the Covid guidelines during their work

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
x

Check Also

‘Mo Sarkar’ has given a new model to the administrative system in the State

/22:Bhubaneswar: 26/5‘Mo Sarkar’ has given a new model to the administrative system in the State, stated Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today during a review of the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative. Patnaik ...