Strengthen high-rise buildings’ fire safety management
On Aug 9, on the comprehensive management meeting of Changsha high-rise buildings’ fire safety held by Changsha Municipal Government, a six-month comprehensive treatment of high-rise buildings’ fire safety across the city has been deployed and the fire prevention and control work has further been promoted. Vice mayor and director of Changsha Public Security Bureau Tang Xiangyang attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
Changsha presently has 239 super high-rise buildings of over 100 meters and the city “height” has grown to 452 meters. High-rise buildings and large-scale urban complex are usually featured by large volume span, multiple operating modes, and high density of personnel, which will bring great difficulties in the course of fire extinction and could easily cause heavy loses to people's lives and property. According to the meeting, property management companies should play a major role and special management for gas safety should be carried out and supervision on insulation materials used on external walls should be strengthened so as to explore the long-term management mechanism of high-rise residential buildings’ fire safety.
Tang Xiangyang emphasized that departments at all levels should raise awareness and enhance the sense of responsibility and urgency of comprehensive management. Scientific plans and arrangements should be made to rapidly organize targeted investigation and rectification. In addition, innovations on the work modes are encouraged to improve the comprehensive management and take responsibilities at all levels by means of making a written warning, interviewing, supervising by hanging out shingle or exposing to the public. Besides, we must make overall plans and take all factors into consideration in line with the existing deployment of “summer fire inspection”, which requires us to continuously promote the centralized control of fire safety and prevent the city from major fire accidents, and maintain the good condition of Changsha’s fire prevention.
By Han Xu
Source: Changsha Evening News