MOCK FIRE EVACUATION DRILL

Dated March 5, 2019: A mock fire evacuation drill was conducted by Express Avenue Mall on 5th Mar 2019. The drill was attended by nearly 450 staff of the mall and its operations team, supported by TNFRS detachment led by District Fire Officer Mr. Kumar and his team of 25. The core strength of this drill was use of Bronto Sky Lift which can be seen in action in evacuation from sky scraper building, at heights of over 80 metres, and also fight fire with water jet at those heights. In addition, evacuation by ambulances, fire tender for water jet for fire dousing were rehearsed. In the end, staff were called for use of various types of fire extinguishers. Many staff members were very receptive of such drills and said that they feel very confident of the fire safety mechanism in Express Avenue.