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Monday, February 4, 2013
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Callousness of fire brigade authority!

Ali's front page report on Tarzeen Garments fire, published on 30th. January, very clearly exposed the carelessness of fire brigade authorities in issuing fire license to Tazreen garments. The DG of fire brigade must be held responsible for such criminal neglect resulting in the loss of many workers' lives. This has been rightly and in detail outlined by the President, Institute of Architects Bangladesh. The fire brigade top management has to be taken to task for their continued neglect.

Fire license, a serious safety prerequisite, has to be issued on the basis of physical verification and inspection of the factory premises, carried out at regular intervals against a factual check list, which has to be duly signed by fire brigade authorities and kept in their record!

The safety provisions need physical existence of safety stairs, emergency exists, and other spelled-out features. Importantly, fire resistant electric wiring and electrical equipment is spelled out for all hazardous operation involving fire risk.

At the end of the day, government should ensure that people for managing such responsible organisations are qualified and experienced.

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