India  /  Published 04.10.18

Fire case bias burns bright

Two fires within a span of 18 days have brought out a sharp contrast — arrest warrants have been issued against the owners and the chief executive of one building while no matching action has been i...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Bihar  /  Published 04.11.18

Festive alert for fire-fighters

The fire department on Sunday issued instructions to all fire stations to remain festival-ready.The department issued directives to all its fire stations in the state, including six in Patna — Lodip...
By Roshan Kumar in Patna

Education  /  Published 15.10.18

A firebrand fights fires

Firefighting is about discipline. Our mantra is Tranaye seva mahe, meaning we are always ready to help people when they are in trouble,” says Calcutta-girl Taniya Sanyal, who was appointed the first...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.19

Smoke behind fire

Smoke detectors allegedly sealed at the behest of employees who light up in the corridors of the government-owned SDF Building in Sector V on Wednesday allowed a fire to spread through the second floo...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.05.20

Young fireman dies in accident, officer held

A fireman died after a pole crashed on him when a fire tender with his station officer at the wheel slammed into it while reversing on the Tollygunge fire station premises on Friday afternoon.Debnaray...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.20

Virus fight: 58km a day on cycle

At 52, firefighter Sunandan Karmakar is cycling 58km every day to keep emergency services running at a time when the nationwide lockdown to battle the coronavirus outbreak has put the brakes on the pu...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

World  /  Published 12.01.20

Australia fire drill review

After weeks of criticism over the handling of the bushfires scorching Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday he would propose a national review into the response to the disaster, as t...
By Reuters in Melbourne

India  /  Published 02.01.20

1 fireman dead, 14 hurt in Delhi factory fire

A firefighter was killed and 14 others injured when a battery factory collapsed in northwest Delhi's Peera Garhi following an explosion due to a fire that broke out early on Thursday morning, official...
By PTI in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 17.09.18

Cancer's fire connect

Willie Brown was an American firefighter who succumbed to cancer. The severe exposure to smoke, tar, heat and a battery of toxic materials that he had in his 16-year career may be one of the reasons c...
By Arghya Manna in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Fire team visits tower

A team of officers from the fire brigade inspected The 42 on Sunday afternoon, a day after a safety net over the Chowringhee highrise under construction had caught fire.The officers spent an hour at t...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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