RAWALPINDI: Like rest of the world, rescue workers in twin cities celebrated Firefighters day to acknowledge their service and pay homage to people who laid down their lives for saving other people.
“The Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) feels proud of its fire and rescue teams, who not only responded in fire or disasters, but are giving their best in prevailing COVID-19 related duties on the forefront, fumigating entire capital territory,” said an IMC statement.
The IMC Directorate of Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) held a flag march of fire and rescue fleet, together with firefighters , rescuers, instructors , search and rescue specialists.
In Rawalpindi, International Firefighters Day was observed with the objective to pay homage to firefighters and to educate people about fire safety and make them aware of the efforts of firefighters for public safety.
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Rescue-1122 held a flag march from Chandni chowk to Liaquat Bagh led by District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Dr. Abdur Rehman. “Firefighters enter burning buildings when other run out of them, put their lives at risk for saving lives of others,” Rehman said.
Marking International Fire Fighters Day, Attock District Emergency Officer Dr Ashfaq Mian paid rich tributes to those firefighters who rescued people but sacrificed their own lives during Gakhar Plaza rescue operation.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2020.
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