Myanmar Fire Services Department observes 73rd anniversary

Union Minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe gives salute to the fire brigade yesterday at the 73rd anniversary of the Fire Brigade Day. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe gives salute to the fire brigade yesterday at the 73rd anniversary of the Fire Brigade Day. Photo: MNA

Myanmar Fire Services Department must enhance its prowess to stand shoulder to shoulder with its international counterparts, said Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe at its 73rd anniversary yesterday.
At the anniversary held at the MFSD parade ground in Mayangon Township, Yangon Region, the Union Minister presented medals to firemen for their outstanding performance.
In his address, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe said the MFSD is implementing its four objectives – fire prevention, natural disaster prevention, search and rescue operations and public welfare services.
Based on the prevailing situation and future possibilities, MFSD needs manpower, equipment power and technological power development for improvement of its structure and core values, he noted.
The Union Minister also explained the aims of the department which include the task of protecting public lives and property and capital and assets of the State and conducting search and rescue operations during manmade and natural disasters.
A march-past of the Union Minister by companies and fire-engines of MFSD was followed by the skill demonstrations of firemen.
The Union Minister and wife presented gifts to the firemen of the parade companies. Afterwards, the Union Minister and distinguished guests visited the booths. Also present at the ceremony were the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and wife, the commander of Yangon Command, officers of the MFSD, retired officers, departmental personnel, members of Myanmar War Veterans Organization, donors, artists and invited guests. —MNA (Translated by TMT)

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