No fitness fire in Mohali firemen’s belly

Physical health, among the many main necessities for firefighters, appears to be on the underside of the guidelines relating to the contractual firemen of the Mohali fireplace division.

Recruited two years again, the 24 contractual firemen on the division lately underwent a bodily health take a look at, pre-planned by the municipal company, and have been anticipated to come back out with flying colors.

But 10 of the 24 flunked majorly. Asked to climb a rope and run with weight, to verify their cardio health, endurance and muscular energy, the ten firemen have been left huffing and puffing. Also, on checking their top, which must be minimal 165 cm, and weight, which must be proportionate to the peak, all 10 have been discovered ineligible for the put up.

MC commissioner Navjot Kaur had ordered the bodily take a look at to make sure that the firemen have been outfitted for firefighting jobs at any second. A committee of senior officers, together with the chief fireplace officer, was constituted to take the take a look at and the firemen got a month to arrange for it.

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While there are 80 sanctioned common posts for firemen within the division, solely 13 are stuffed. In the absence of standard firemen, 24 firemen are dealing with the job on contract foundation, in opposition to a month-to-month wage of 9,000.

MC commissioner Navjot Kaur mentioned, “I’ve not seen the outcomes but, however we’ll take motion. Firefighters must principal peak bodily situation to carry out at their greatest at any second. Without the flexibility to utilise the sudden and intense power wanted to combat a fireplace, a firefighter may be in grave hazard.”

President of Consumer Protection Federation, Mohali, PS Virdi mentioned, “It’s a matter of concern that the hearth division recruited unfit individuals. What’s extra shocking is that these workers have been working for the previous two years. An inquiry must be carried out.”

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