Campbell Bay, Sept. 29: The A&N Fire Service has lived up to its tradition and Motto “We Serve to Save” in firefighting operation at Campbell bay in which two fire fighters & one Police Radio Officer got injured in a massive inferno which occurred at RPRS Shelter Colony, Campbell Bay on 26/09/22.

On receipt of fire call at 1128 hrs, 02 Water Tenders were immediately rushed to the spot along with ASI D.N. Mishra, HC/Kanadasan, PC(Dr)/Abdul Sabir, PC/F.A. Ahmed, PC/Muniya Swamy, PC/Daniel William, PC/S.K. Lakra & FS/K.B. Panthy. On reaching the spot, it was noticed that massive blaze with dense smoke was emanating from the shelter. The situation became worse when an LPG Cylinder blasted. Considering high intensity of fire, personnel from fire, local police, police radio reached the spot to carry out the rescue operation.

The nearby residents were immediately evacuated from the fire location to prevent further casualties from cascading cylinder blast. Due to the intensity of the fire, additional fire tenders from INS BAAZ and assistance from Army & Indian Coast Guard was also taken.  At around 1350 hrs, the fire was brought under control.

During the fire-fighting operation, two fire fighters namely Shri. Muniya Swamy and Shri. Daniel William and a Police Radio Officer Shri. Sandeep Kumar Singh got injured.

As Sandeep Kumar Singh sustained head injury, after immediate medical aid, he was airlifted by Indian Air Force Dornier to Port Blair and subsequently admitted at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

In the entire firefighting operation, PC/Daniel William showed exemplary conduct of professionalism and sense of duty. Despite being hit by a stone on his chest, he kept on fire-fighting till he fell unconscious, while dousing fire.

Due to prompt, timely and coordinated action by Fire Staff, local Police, IRBn, Police Radio alongwith INS Baaz, Navy, Army, and Coast Guard, the fire was contained from further spreading and causing damages. It is noteworthy to mention that there is no human loss/causality from among the general public in the entire incident.

The entire fire-fighting operation was carried out under supervision of the Assistant Commissioner, Campbell Bay Dr. Nitin Shakya and SDPO Campbell Bay Shri. Ardhdeep Singh Panwar.