Ex Agni Daman-23: Civil- Military Agencies Combat Fire Together
The onset of summers & extremely high temperature conditions prevalent in areas in and around Pune have severely increased the fire hazard factor. To emphasise the need for awareness and training of men on firefighting as also to exercise the capabilities of combined forces of all agencies including military and civil , a mutual firefighting Exercise named AGNI DAMAN-23 was conducted at 29 Field Ammunition Depot, Dehu Road under the aegis of Headquarter Southern Command on 28 Apr 2023.
A total of 56 firefighting columns including 32 from civil agencies like National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF), MC Alandi, Fire Department Pimpri Chinchwad, PMRDA Akurdi, MIDC Ambi Talegaon, MC Talegaon Dhabade, Nagar Parishad Chakan, Main Fire Department Bhawani Peth, Tata Motors Ltd, Mahindra Vehicle Ltd & Bajaj Auto participated actively in the exercise. Drills and procedures including swift response strategy against all types of fire was rehearsed in a coordinated manner.
The exercise was a landmark endeavour in synergizing all the firefighting resources available with military and civil establishment in Pune. Ex Agni Daman-22 provided impetus & opportunity to the combatant manpower including central/state agencies to perform coordinated firefighting & render maximum aid in minimum possible time to the affected areas to save precious lives & valuable assets.