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Fire and Rescue Unit for 'Dalada Maligawa'

Fire and Rescue Unit for 'Dalada Maligawa'

[August 08 2018]


A fully equipped Fire Tender was ceremonially handed over to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) by the Sri Lanka Air Force, today (08). According to Air Force media, the vehicle was handed over to the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela by the Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy at a ceremony held in Kandy, this morning.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed at the occasion to establish a Fire and Rescue Unit at the temple during the occasion. The project for this purpose was mooted after a request was made by the temple authorities.

The first of the three phases consists of a thorough survey of the existing systems and the revamping of the defective hydrant systems and pumps, upgrading of the first aid fire appliances, conducting of awareness, training and the introduction of Standard Operating Procedures. The second phase of the project consists of a comprehensive fire and rescue plan for the temple and its environs.

The final phased project will involve a comprehensive project to establish detection and flooding system utilizing the latest appliances and technologies in fire prevention.

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