This section deals with issues related to the safety and security of you and your family, as well as that of your home. Topics ranging from Fire Safety, Securing your Home, Safety of your Children, Disaster Management and Personal Safety are all found here.

Fire Safety Checklist for Hospitals

Hospitals face a high risk of fire due to the presence of flammable chemicals, pressurised oxygen lines, and large amounts of other flammable material. The large numbers of invalids and sick patients who cannot be evacuated easily compound the problems …

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Overseas Jobs – Things to Keep in Mind

There is a chain of unauthorized agents and sub-agents who claim to recruit for vacancies especially in the Gulf countries. These agents collect huge amounts from needy job seekers via attractive and misleading advertisements in newspapers, and often leave them …

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Banking Security Basics

Banks are widely considered among the safest places to store your money, and offer peace of mind to their depositors that their money is in safe hands, and is secure from robbers and thieves. However, there are more and more …

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How to Avoid Fires

To reduce the risk of fire occurring in homes, some simple steps can be adopted. In the Kitchen Almost half of all house fires start in the kitchen. Below are ways and means by which we can reduce the chances …

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Important Tips on Building Safety

No non-violent crime is as devastating as coming home to find your apartment trashed, your precious belongings stolen and your personal space violated. Apartment buildings are vulnerable to break-ins, theft and vandalism because criminals have many ways of getting in. …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens are important members of society, but are unfortunately not as active and healthy as they used to be. This often makes them easy targets for abuse and theft. In light of this, the Mumbai Police have issued guidelines …

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The 1993 Latur Earthquake

The earthquake struck at 3:56 am on September 30, 1993 and primarily affected the districts of Latur and Osmanabad. 52 villages were devastated. It was an intraplate earthquake and measured 6.4 on the Richter scale.   Approximately, 20,000 people died …

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Fire Audits and How to Conduct Them

  Fire is one of the most important forces in human history. It is sacred, it made lighting and cooking possible and it is a catalyst in almost all industrial processes.   But Fire can also be disastrous.   We …

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How to Use Fire Safety Equipment

  Commonly used fire safety equipment includes: 1. Smoke alarms 2. Portable fire extinguishers SMOKE ALARMS A smoke alarm senses smoke and can alert you to a fire to give you time to escape. There are two main types of …

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ICE: In Case of Emergency

  ICE is the abbreviation of the term ‘In Case of Emergency’. Most people do not carry the details of their next of kin with them and in case of an emergency, first responders wouldn’t know who to contact. Rescue …

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How to Secure Your Homes

  Home is the place where you are supposed to be safe and protected from the outside world. But still homes in urban areas are witnessing an alarming increase in break-ins, thefts and murders. Working women staying alone in urban …

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Fire Safety Do’s and Don’ts

  Mumbai is a very active city which is susceptible to fires. Although we can have faith in our local fire-fighters it is better that we try our best to make their lives easier with a few simple fire safety …

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Home Security Systems – The Basics

  Considering the prevailing state-of-affairs, a double door and a watchman cannot be entirely relied upon any more. Today’s criminals have found techniques to bypass all these. Hence it is a wise decision to install a home security system with …

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What to Do in Case of a Fire

  When a Fire occurs, our reactions in the initial moments can mean the difference between a minor fire confined to a single room, and a major fire that could destroy an entire building. It is important to know what …

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The Definition of Fire

  The destruction of property and loss of life due fire is common all around the world. Factors like faulty wiring cooking and heating equipment, appliances, tools, air conditioning as well as children playing etc can cause a fire. Examples …

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Role of the Fire Services

  The city of Mumbai depends on the local fire department for their safety and not only from fires. Fire-fighters are expected to be available at any time of the day and night for in times of disaster like fires …

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Fire Safety Checklist for Buildings

Ensuring preparedness for fires is of prime importance for all buildings, especially residential ones. A combined effort is required on the part of the owner, the occupants, and the fire department, in order maintain fire safety.   To help the …

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Personal Security Basics

  To get a sense of your personal security preparedness, we can conduct a basic audit ourselves using the checklist provided below. Please note that this is a rudimentary analysis and cannot replace an audit conducted by professionals or competent …

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Keep the Heart Beating!

  When someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, he or she typically can survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen can result in brain damage or death. CPR can buy extra time for your …

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How to Avoid Common Frauds and Scams

  Everyone wants to find a way to make quick money but it is important for us to be aware of the dangers and risks involved in schemes offering massive “guaranteed returns”. Many people fall for these scams due to …

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