Mumbai: Alarmed by the many fire incidents that have occurred in Mumbai in the past one year, Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI) along with Mumbai Fire Brigade & Mumbai Police has decided to ensure the safety of the devotees in Ganpati Mandals of Mumbai. FIRE & SECURITY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (FSAI) is a non-profit organization established in 2002 representing the Fire Protection, Life Safety, Security, Building Automation, Loss Prevention and Risk Management domains doing fire & security audit for Ganesh Mandal since last 7 years. This year they started student chapter to educate students interested in Building Automation, Fire Safety & Electronic Security. FSAI with over 20 chapters in India under students chapter activities have trained over 250 students from SPIT College on Fire Safety and Security measures, drills, etc. supported by Dr. S. Rathod, Dean Academics, Sardar Patel Institute of Technology (SPIT), Andheri West, Mumbai. An engineering college with students from various streams like Electronics, Computer, Information Technology and Telecommunication under the FSAI Mumbai Student's Chapter headed by Mr. Parag Momaya from FSAI, are working towards creating awareness among Ganesh Mandals on Fire Safety and Security trying to reach as many mandals as possible this year for the initial phase of Mandal registration. “ Unique step taken this year by FSAI Mumbai chapter by involving interested students for supporting FSAI cause of creating Surakshit Mumbaikar said by Architect Shrreyash Sarmalkar, Media & Branding, FSAI, Mumbai Chapter.
he further added, We are pleased to say that over the years we have seen Mandals competing against each other on safety & security platform. They have upgraded their safety and security systems considering increasing number of devotees each year. Ganesh Mandals having modest two or three cameras to monitor entry and exit in the initial years of audit are now upgrading their system with more than 24 & upto 40 cameras which are being used also for crowd control. Today we see Mandals who have trained personnel on type & use of fire extinguishers, medical emergencies. Insurance coverage, etc. have been part of the things too. Few Mandals also have detailed emergency evacuation plans printed out and drills conducted. We as a team are delighted to see the metamorphosis post our inception of safe & secure mandals audit program
me as we reached so far 600 Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai.