Metropolitan Fire Brigade the pride of Denizli
Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department, which came to the rescue of citizens in 4,190 fires last year in Denizli, intervened in a total of 7,018 incidents, including 2,321 rescue operations and 507 traffic accidents. Metropolitan Fire Brigade Department, which also responded promptly to the demands from outside the city, worked heartily to save lives in the Elazığ and İzmir earthquakes in 2020.
Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department teams had an intense work in 2020. Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department teams, which are on duty to protect the lives and properties of citizens at 42 different stations in Denizli centre and 19 districts, 24/7 day and night, intervened in the 4 thousand 190 fires last year. The Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade teams carried out 2 thousand 321 rescue operations and played an important role in 7 thousand 18 incidents, including 507 traffic accidents. In addition to these, the fire brigade, who participated in the studies with search and rescue teams in the Elazığ and İzmir earthquakes that occurred in 2020, did not leave unanswered requests from other provinces. Metropolitan Fire Brigade, which intervened in 4 separate cases with underwater search and rescue teams, also worked to eliminate the urgent needs of citizens in the curfews applied due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic.
''Firstly precaution, firstly training''
Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department carried out training activities for various public institutions and organizations to prevent unwanted incidents such as fire, traffic accidents and rescue operations. In this scope, Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade teams provided training to 21 thousand 722 people. Continuing its activities with a ''precaution first'' policy, Fire Brigade Department teams inspected 850 workplaces in the city against possible dangers such as fire and accident and gave a fire safety report. The teams which conducted 299 chimney sweep inspections, continue to implement the necessary measures against fires.
The least rescue operations in Baklan
Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department teams also intervened in the districts of Denizli. Çivril district is the leader with 511 cases, followed by Sarayköy, Tavas and Acıpayam. The fewest fires occurred in Beyağaç, with 21 cases. In terms of the number of rescue operations, Sarayköy ranked first with 118 cases, while the least rescue operations took place in Baklan, with 6 cases. Acıpayam was the district with the highest traffic accident intervention with 49 interventions, followed by Tavas with 35 interventions. Baklan, Bekilli and Beyağaç districts drew attention with a total of 1 traffic accident with the least traffic accident intervention.
Among Turkey's leading organizations
Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Osman Zolan said that the fire brigade teams are on duty 24/7 to protect the lives and property of our citizens. Stating that they provide fire brigade services to 616 neighbourhoods in 19 districts, Mayor Osman Zolan said, ''I'm proud to say that our Metropolitan Fire Brigade is modern in vehicles, equipment and well-equipped personnel. Today it is one of the few of Turkey's leading organizations. Before Denizli became a metropolitan city, the fire brigade, which only served during working hours in many regions, is now working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I would like to thank all our firefighters who do their duties day and night. ''