BMA ready for fire prevention operation during 2021 New Year festival celebration
Civic Plaza at Bangkok City Hall (Sao Chingcha): Mr. Sakoltee Phattiyakul, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, revealed after releasing the fleets of vehicles for surveilling and monitoring public safety during 2021 New Year festival celebration that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) had worked cooperatively with other related organizations to prepare and campaign for the fire and public disaster prevention during the 2021 New Year celebration to prevent and reduce the people’s loss in life and property that might happen during long holidays. It also builds confidence among the Bangkok residents that many organizations are working for the public safety and also the control of COVID-19 outbreak.
During the 2021 New Year celebration, the BMA will rigorously perform 5 measures for fire and disaster prevention as well as road safety. Firstly, measures for fire prevention – places that used to have fire accidents or are at risk of having fire accidents will be watched such as entertainment venues, amusement places, high-rise buildings, and places under the overpasses at various junctions. Secondly, measures for prevention and reduction of road accidents – travelers as well as road and vehicle users will have a safe trip during New Year holidays. Thirdly, measures for surveillance and security at locations organizing New Year celebration – areas where the New Year celebration events are held will be inspected for the highest public safety. Fourthly, measures for public health care – the BMA will jointly work on PR activities and campaigns with other related organizations, inspect goods packing in gift baskets at various department stores and shops to see if there are any near-expired items or food products. Lastly, measures for aiding disaster victims with full effort – the public can be assured of public safety and security in life and property so that they can feel at ease and confidence.
Moreover, the BMA prepares fire trucks, rescue vehicles, wrecker tow trucks and engines emergency medical services (EMS) with the officers to provide full assistance for the public. Fire trucks and officers will be ready and stationed at all 84 surveillance points covering the whole area of Bangkok. Moreover, public service points on both city inbound and outbound roads are set up to provide free inspection service for vehicle’s working condition as well as an initial health check for the public starting from December 29, 2020 to January 4, 2021. People can report any disasters or accidents for assistance 24 hours a day by calling 199 and hotline 1555.