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National Fire Service Day Observed at Tata Steel

Jamshedpur , April 14, 2019

The Tata Steel Fire Service Department today celebrated National Fire Service Day at the Jamshedpur Works. Mr. D B Sundara Ramam, Principal Executive Officer, Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guest while Mr. Arvind Kumar Pandey, Deputy  President, Tata Workers’ Union participated as Guest of Honour and paid homage to the fire fighters who laid down their lives responding to the call of duty. Mr. Gopal Choudhary, Chief Security & Brand Protection, Mr. Kalyan Prasad Chief Mechanical Field Maintenance, Mr. Nitesh Raj, Asst Secretary Tata Workers’ Union, Mr. Ashish Kumar Singh, UCM Fire Brigade and Mr. Rakesh Joshi, Sr. Manager, Fire Brigade were also present on the occasion and paid homage.

Starting today, the ‘National Fire Service Week’ has commenced at all the major locations of Tata Steel in India. Like previous years, the Tata Steel National Fire Service Week will run from 14 to 20 April across all locations in India. The opportunity would also be used to create fire safety awareness among the employees, contractor & community to prevent and manage fire and fire related emergencies.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. D B Sundara Ramam expressed gratitude for the sacrifices made by the Fire Service personnel in their bid to save lives and assets. He shared his experience related to a fire incident that took place in a Kolkata hotel and emphasized on spreading awareness about various Fire Safety measures, Evacuation Plan and drills to prevent loss to lives.

Mr. Arvind Kumar Pandey praised the commitment and hard work put in by the Fire Service personnel who are always ready to save lives and assets of the Company and the community. He emphasized the need to spread fire safety awareness among the women to save them from fire incidents at home.

Mr Gopal Choudhary, Chief Security & Brand Protection explained the importance of Fire Service Day and Week and apprised about the planned events like organizing awareness sessions on fire safety in various departments, training to communities on domestic fire safety, awareness cum training program at market places, mock drills on Fire & Emergency preparedness and ERT Competition at Department inside the work, Fire Audit at various schools in Jamshedpur, online quiz and in-house competitions etc. during the National Fire Service Week at Tata Steel from 14 to 20 April.  

Worthwhile to mention that April 14 is observed as National Fire Service Day in India as a mark of respect to our brave firefighters. On this day, in the year 1944, fire-fighting personnel displayed exemplary courage and devotion to their duty as they fought the huge Fire that had erupted following an explosion on a ship named S.S. Fort Stikine docked at Mumbai Port. Many firefighters lost their lives in this incident. Even after this incident along the years, scores of brave fire fighters have laid down their lives in service of fellow humanity. On April, 14 every year homage is paid to those brave fire fighters who have laid down their lives in the call of the duty.

In his address while giving the Vote of Thanks, Mr Ashish Kumar Singh expressed gratitude to dignitaries present, participants and organizers of the function.

About Tata Steel                  
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2018 and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award 2019 by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the seventh time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017 & 2018) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow

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