Increase responsibility of leaders in fire fighting and prevention (05:46 09/02/2018)

HNP - The Ha Noi People’s Committee issued Official Letter No. 517/UBND-NC dated February 2, 2018 on increasing effort for fire safety, fire fighting and prevention before, during and after the Lunar New Year of 2018.

Accordingly, production, trading and service activities will go up significantly before, during and after the Lunar New Year of 2018; goods storage and circulation will be increased; people’s demand of power, petrol and gas will rise sharply. A number of political events, cultural and social activities will be organized to celebrate the new year and spring.


Due to the dry and cold weather, there are dangers of fire and explosion in this period. The Municipal People’s Committee requests heads of agencies and units, leaders of facilities in Ha Noi to strictly comply with Directive No. 48/CT-TTg dated December 27, 2017 of the Prime Minister on increasing management, operation for market stabilization and ensuring social order and safety for the upcoming Lunar New Year, Directive No. 23/CT-UBND dated December 30, 2017 of the Chairman of Municipal People’s Committee on preparing for the Lunar New Year of 2018 in Ha Noi, and effectively take measures to maintain fire safety, fire fighting and prevention in accordance with current conditions of the units and localities.

The Municipal People’s Committee also asks heads of agencies, units and leaders of facilities to increase popularization to improve awareness and sense of responsibility of Party members, officials, staffs and people for fire fighting and prevention. Accordingly, they shall promptly conduct inspection and self-examination of fire safety in the units, overcome shortcomings and problems, handle violations in fire fighting and prevention, and maintain activities of the professional fire fighting and prevention forces. The guards of units, residential groups and the civil defense officers shall maintain their activities according to the Four On-site Motto, and increase manpower for immediate response to fire and explosion, especially incidents in the Lunar New Year holiday.

The Police Department of Fire Fighting and Prevention, Police Department, Army, People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns, People’s Committees of wards, communes and townships, and relevant units of Ha Noi shall increase inspection and examination in key places and spots prone to fire and explosion, such as warehouses, storage sites, service trading facilities, apartment buildings, high-rise buildings, commercial centers, supermarkets, venues of religious activities where large crowds gather, temporal and old houses, and venues of firework display.  

Furthermore, the Ha Noi People’s Committee requests information and communications agencies to closely cooperate with the Police Department of Fire Fighting and Prevention to conduct popularization thoroughly and widely, improve people’s awareness and sense of responsibility, and encourage them to comply with regulations on fire fighting and prevention before, during and after the Lunar New Year holiday. The popularization and information work shall be implemented among all members, officials, staffs and people.
According to the city’s official letter, if fire and explosion occurs in a place and causes serious damages and consequences, leader of the unit/ locality and leader of the facility must take responsibility for the incident.

By Mai Phuong

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