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Ensuring safety in the hotel industry

11th October 2018, 05:34 Hrs

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The employees of Indian Hotels Company Limited (Taj, Vivanta, Ginger and TajSATS Air Catering) across India have undergone training in Special Course in General Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Batch No XXVII for the period of 15 days from September 22 to October 6 at Goa State Fire Force Training, St Inez, Panaji. 

A total of 34 candidates from various states namely Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Haryana, Assam, Andaman, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kolkata, Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh participated in the training.  

Ashok Menon, director, directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Panaji was the chief guest for the valedictory function. Also present for the function were Vincent Ramos, area director - IHCL, Goa and general manager, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa along with Prakash Shirlekar, manager, TajSATS Air Catering, Goa among other officers and staff of the directorate of Fire & Emergency Services. 

The Special Course in General Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting for Indian Hotels Company Limited was specially designed subjecting the trainees to various technological advancements in fire fighting, fire prevention and life safety, evacuation procedure and medical first responder techniques related to the hospitality industry, both theoretically and practically.  

Fire services officials appreciated the efforts of the employees for ensuring the safety in the tourism sector. The trophies were awarded to Kunal Bajpai (Rambagh Palace, Jaipur) for standing 1st, Suresh Bhairu Bhujbal (Vivanta Blue Diamond, Pune) for standing 2nd and Sahil S. Havaldar (Vivanta Panaji, Goa) for standing 3rd in the training. Certificates were awarded to all the trainees for successfully completing the training at the hands of Ashok Menon, Vincent Ramos and Prakash Shirlekar.  

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