As a part of Continuous Professional Development, the Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services in association with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), USA organized a One day Seminar on “The Science Behind Built Environment Fire Safetyon 22nd November 2014 at 10:30 hrs. at Vivanta By Taj, Panaji. Shri Laxmikant Parsekar, Hon’ble Chief Minister was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural function.

           The Sessions were conducted on the topics:-

Ø  Science behind Fire Safety,

Ø  Importance of third party Inspections and tools for Safety,

Ø  National Building Code of India 2005 Part IV-Fire and Life Safety  and

Ø  The Science behind Smoke movement and its associated hazards.

           Eminent Speakers Shri Gerauld Hayes, Vice President, Fire Forensic LLC, Dr. David Icove and Dr. G.C. Mishra, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service spoke broadly on the topics.

          Also present on the occasion were Shri Ashok Menon, Director Fire & Emergency Services, Goa, Shri V. Jagdish, Buisiness Head, UL(India), Mr. Venkatachalam, Vice President UL (India) and Shri Robert James, Global Director (Built Environment).

        The participants from the Institute of Architects (India), Goa Chapter, Representatives from Industry, Fire Professionals, Engineer and Builders were seen in this deliberation.

        The Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services in the past has organized such Seminars to sensitize the Stakeholders and acquaint the participants in the field of Fire Safety, Fire Protection and Fire Investigation.