Int'l fire safety show gets good response

Three-day expo ends today

SAJIBUR RAHMAN | Saturday, 15 February 2020

The International Fire Safety and Security Exposition 2020 received a good response from visitors and buyers on Friday, the second day of the country's biggest showcase for the fire, safety and security sector.
Several hundred people thronged the exposition at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital to see the latest innovations in firefighting technology.
The Electronic Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB) in association with Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defense (BFSCD) and National Fire Protection Association NFPA, (USA) has organised the three-day fair that began on Thursday.
Companies from 25 countries, including the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Bangladesh, showcased a wide range of fire safety apparatus and equipment at 75 stalls at the exposition venue.
Fire protection and detection devices, CCTV cameras and building management, access control and disaster management equipment have been put on display.
Sixty-year-old Munjur Ahsan, an engineer who visited the fair, told the FE that it is a very important and well-timed fair as risks of fire hazards are increasing nowadays.
Global renowned brands are showcasing quality products and equipment necessary to prevent and fight fires, he added.
Rasel Ahmed, a senior project engineer at Emkay Enterprises Limited, said his company has displayed different types of fire safety equipment such as electric-driven jockey pump set, fire sprinklers, fire-rated door, valves and accessories, UL listed fire alarm cable, OS&Y resilient wedge grooved end gate valve and dry barrel fire hydrant.
The Emkay Enterprises is providing all types of fire safety, electrical safety and electronic security solutions which are UL listed, he said.
Electronic security devices such as CCTV, CMS and access control system have also been displayed at the fair.
The fair got a good response from the visitors and buyers, Rasel Ahmed said, adding that most of the buyers are from the RMG sector.
Tariqul Islam, a warehouse inspector at Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD) in Dhaka, told the FE that the department is a co-partner of the fair and showcasing different types of fire and public safety equipment.
The BFSCD has more than 32,000 volunteers across the country, who took training from the department earlier and are visiting the fair now, he said.
He also said people from different professions are visiting their stall, eager to know about equipment and apparatus used to fight fires.
On the first day of the exposition, two seminars titled 'Budget - Fire Safety and Security' and 'Digital Bangladesh and Smart City' were held at the fair venue.
A roundtable titled 'Fire Safety Issues in Bangladesh: Challenges & Way Forward' and a discussion on 'Awareness & Importance of AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract)' and 'Electrical, Gaseous & Chemical Safety' will be held today, the last day of the fair.
Nine organisations will also be awarded in commercial, industry and residential categories at the exposition.