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HRAWI Organizes Fire Marshals Training Programme In Association With The Mumbai Fire Brigade

Mumbai, April 16: On the back of the great success of its first Fire Marshals Training programme held last month, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently conducted one more batch of the programme for hotels and restaurants in the city. The training activity was held on 8th April, 2019 at the Mumbai Fire Brigade headquarters in Byculla and was conducted under the supervision of the Mumbai Fire Chief & Director - Directorate of Maharashtra Fire Services – Dr. Prabhat Rahangdale and team.


Through the seminar, a fresh batch of 118 employees from several hotels and restaurants across the city received training on the different aspects of fire safety. The seminar covered a wide range of topics including causes of fire, rescue methods, the dos and don’ts during fire emergency among others. A practice drill on how to use a fire extinguisher and other safety related skills were also imparted to the participants. Upon successful completion of the programme, each participant was awarded with a certificate and a badge officially qualifying him or her as a Fire Marshal volunteer.

“This is HRAWI’s second successful programme in Fire Safety conducted in conjunction with the Mumbai Fire Brigade. So as of today, there are close to 250 Fire Marshals in several hotels and restaurants in Mumbai who are informed and equipped with the basic life-saving skills after undergoing through the Fire Marshals Training. It is greatly impressive that member and non-member hotels and restaurants have taken interest in this programme and are getting their staff trained despite this being voluntary. Such activities are intended to educate our fellow industry members on precautionary measures and fire-fighting techniques in case of a fire. We thank the CFO and all other officials from the Mumbai Fire Brigade for taking their invaluable time out to train us in this life-saving programme,” says Mr Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, President, HRAWI.

About Hotel & Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI):

The Hotel and Restaurant Association (Western India) is a 68 years old Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Western India. Its members include various restaurants and smaller Hotels up to 5-Star Deluxe categories. The bulk of its members like any growth economy are made up of restaurants and budget hotels. With membership base spread across Western India, HRAWI covers Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu & Silvassa, and is considered to be the voice of the Hotel Industry. The association is part of the national body of Federation of the Hotels & Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI), located in New Delhi, which was originally founded in Mumbai in 1950 by the late Mr J.R.D. Tata.

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