Fire Service and Civil Defence yesterday urged the factory owners to preserve its emergency number 9555555 and put it on display so that workers could see it clearly and call the fire brigade fast in case of fire.
"The fire service is open round the clock. Fire engines will set off for the scene within 30 seconds of a call from any place in the country," said a press release.
The fire service's statement came against the backdrop of Saturday's fire that killed seven workers at a garment factory in the capital's Mohammadpur.
“We have found that people affected by fire and other disasters delay calling the fire service. Maybe this is because many do not know our number or they just can't remember the number in an emergency situation," read the press release.