In order to ensure safety of employees / assets from fire related emergencies, SNGPL is continuously enhancing fire detection and fighting capabilities. Following Fire Equipments were installed at various SNGPL sites;
- Fire Extinguishers (Portable / Trolleys)
- Fire Hydrant Systems
- Fire Trucks
- Smoke Detection and Fire Alarm System
Fire Extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling. Currently over 3500 Nos. fire extinguishers (portable / trolleys) are installed at SNGPL sites. SNGPL employees are being trained regularly in firefighting locally at sites and also at SNGPL’s training institute (SNGTI) at Lahore.
Fire hydrant system ensures an adequate, un-interrupted water supply, under sufficient pressure, at all strategic points of a building in such a way that fire can be extinguished immediately, with minimum loss of time and with maximum efficiency. Major components of the fire hydrant system are Fire Pumps Station, Piping, Hydrant Connection, Fire hoses / cabinets / Nozzles and Water Tank. Fire hydrant systems are currently installed at various locations of SNGPL. In order to improve firefighting capabilities; fire hydrant systems with automatic pumping arrangements as per NFPA code / IAP Rules have been recently installed / commissioned at Regional offices Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Compressor Stations AC-6 (Multan), AC-4 (Uch Sharif) and AC-IX (Bhong). Installation of new fire hydrant systems and up-gradation of various existing fire hydrant systems of SNGPL is also in progress for dealing with fire related emergencies more efficiently.
Fire Truck is a vehicle designed primarily for firefighting operations. Primary purposes of a fire truck include transporting firefighters to an incident scene, providing Water / Powder / CO2 etc with which to fight a fire and carrying other equipment including ladders, fire suits and first aid kits needed by firefighters. SNGPL has Fire trucks at Faisalabad, Multan, Wah and Lahore Transmission Terminals for dealing with fire emergencies. Fire trucks for Compressor stations located at remote sites i.e. Uch Sharif, Bhong, Haranpur and Gali Jagir has been recently procured for enhancing fire safety.
Smoke Detection and Fire Alarm System is very important for early detection of fire. If fire is detected at initial stage then massive asset / human loss may be avoided. We are installing latest technology smoke systems at various locations and also upgrading existing systems.