Diwali is one more reason for Gurgaon’s firefighters to serve the nation


Diwali celebrations are incomplete with out sweets, prayers, and firefighters, who work around the clock to make sure that everybody can have a good time safely. Every firefighter has his story, and a few of them narrated theirs at Gurgaon’s Sector 29. Firefighters right here, like in most elements of India, put together for the unimaginable as they work for double shifts on the day of the competition yearly. Listed below are a few of the tales about celebrating the competition whereas saving lives, and to not neglect evading worrisome calls from residence.

Earlier, concern crept in every time the telephone rang

“Diwali par hamare liye bahut tanav hota hai (Diwali is a tense interval for us),” says fireplace officer IS Kashyap. “We neglect our household presently, as we anyway by no means get to have a good time the competition with them. The staff sits collectively, days upfront, to organize for any circumstances, and in addition encourage them to proceed to observe our motto, which is that we serve to save lots of. In my preliminary years, concern would creep in each time the telephone rang. Essential aag ko door se bata sakta hoon, ki kis cheez mein aag hai, aur kitni iski depth hai (I can sense fireplace from far, and decide how fierce it’s). My household is fearless; they know that I’ll be protected due to my expertise of 38 years. Badi-badi ghatnaaon se guzra hoon (I’ve been by means of a number of main accidents). We’re hopeful that with the information of cracker ban, individuals is not going to burst crackers and there shall be fewer incidents of fireside.”

Firefighter Pradeep Yadav gears up ahead of Diwali. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)
Firefighter Pradeep Yadav gears up forward of Diwali. (Manoj Verma/HT Picture)

If I get damage, I don’t inform my mother and father

“Are you not coming residence this Diwali?” 24-year-old firefighter from Rohtak, Naveen Nehra’s mom asks him over telephone, forward of the competition. “I advised her that I’m on responsibility and may’t come residence. She assured me that I didn’t want to fret, and needed me to do my responsibility correctly. ‘Koi shikayat ka mauka na mile (There needs to be no complains)’, she mentioned. Forward of Diwali, we guarantee every part is unbroken within the fireplace truck, in case of an emergency. Even when I get damage, I don’t inform my mother and father, as they’d begin worrying. After three years of responsibility, it feels good to cross on the takeaways from my job to my nephew; on what needs to be performed in case of a hearth.”

Ghar pe dhoom dhaam se manaate the Diwali (Used to have a good time with fanfare at residence)

“Kash mera beta bhi ghar hota Diwali ke din (Want my son might be with us, for Diwali),” says firefighter Deepak Kumar from Rewari, recalling how his mother and father react every time he spends Diwali away from residence. “Our responsibility is such that we will’t go residence on Diwali. They get scared considering of my whereabouts, hoping I’m tremendous. Ghar pe badi dhoom-dhaam se manaate the Diwali (We might have a good time Diwali at residence with nice fervour). The entire household would gown up in new garments, gentle diyas (earthen lamps) and carry out aarti. Lekin, humein khushi hoti hai ki hum kisi doosre bande ke kaam aayenge, kisi ki jaan bachayenge (What retains us going is the truth that we save individuals’s lives). We have now to be alert always, and but have a constructive mind set, in order that no accident happens.”

We’re like one another’s household

“Diwali and Holi are festivals after we can’t go residence as a result of the probabilities of fireplace breakouts are excessive. Humara parivar yahin hai (Our staff is our household). Seniors are like my mother and father, whereas fellow firefighters are my brothers. I’m impressed by the Indian Military that serves the nation. Likewise, for us, our precedence is to save lots of the lives of individuals. Naukri karte karte aksar humein badhaiyaan bhi dete hain, ki humne achcha kaam kiya (When rendering our responsibility, our officers usually reward us for the great work),” says 42-year-old Rai Singh from Rewari, an ex-CRPF personnel, who’s presently a firefighter, the final 11 years; and has been a part of a number of firefighting operations.

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