President Tran Dai Quang presents the Fatherland Protection Order, first class to the fire prevention and fighting police force (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has urged the fire prevention and fighting police force to enhance the efficacy of State management over fire prevention and rescue, while rolling out comprehensive measures to avoid fire and explosion.

Speaking at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 2 to mark the 55th traditional day of the fire prevention and fighting police and the 15th anniversary of Day for All People to Participate in Fire Prevention and Fighting, the President asked the force to build plans for fire prevention, combat and rescue in major localities and works as well as high-risk areas.

He underscored the importance of close coordination among forces, especially between public security and defence forces in fire rescue, as well as the application of advanced technology in enhancing the effectiveness of fire prevention fighting and rescue.

At the same time, it is necessary to mobilise social resources for the research and production of fire safety and rescue equipment, while expanding international cooperation in civil defence.

The president lauded the achievements that the force has made in the past 55 years, with advices to the Party and State in building legal system on fire prevention and fighting.

He held that amidst the country’s socio-economic development and speedy urbanisation, together with climate change impacts and prolonged drought in many regions, the tasks of the force are becoming more challenging.

He requested the force to focus on consulting the Party and State on policy and law on fire preventing and fighting, and expanding the movement encouraging the engagement of all people in fire prevention, fighting and rescue.

Since fire prevention and fighting police force was formed on October 4, 1961, the force has played an important role in maintaining security and social order of the country, serving the national socio-economic development.

The Law on Fire Prevention and Fight was adopted on June 29, 2011 and revised in 2013. Since 2011, the traditional day of the fire prevention and fighting police became the Day for All People to Participate in Fire Prevention and Fighting.

During the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang also presented the Fatherland Protection Order, first class to the force.-VNA