Lahore: The Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Dr. Rizwan Naseer has directed all the District Emergency Officers to celebrate “International Fire Fighter Day” on Saturday (Tomorrow) in commemoration of brave fire fighters, who lost their lives in the line of duty, in all over the world. The directions have been given to the DEOs to mark this day by arranging awareness walks, organizing seminars and making commitment to build safer communities in Pakistan.
The objective of the day is to pay tribute to firefighters and to educate general public about fire safety and make them aware about the importance of fire prevention and necessary arrangements in residential areas, industrial units and factories, so the safety of precious lives and properties could be ensured.
Dr. Rizwan Naseer, while paying homage to the brave firefighters of Rescue 1122, who lost their lives in line of duty, said that they are the real heroes of society. They sacrificed their own lives but saved others by promising to provide sense of safety with the comprehensive, professional and effective management. DG Rescue said that it is our obligation to respect firefighters, who enter burning buildings risking their own lives for saving the lives of others. Dr Rizwan Naseer said the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has established first modern Fire Service in Pakistan, which has responded to over 42000 fire incidents and saved losses worth over Rs 122 Billion by timely response and professional fire fighting on modern lines.