Lawmakers Concerned for Firefighter Safety 火災頻傳釀傷亡 徐國勇:將加強消防能量

The fire at Carrefour's logistics center was the third plant fire in Taoyuan in less than a week, and took place just one week after the Taichung fire that took six lives. During a legislative interpellation, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung said fire prevention capabilities would be strengthened in the future.


Six people were killed and six injured in the Xingzhong Street fire in Taichung on March 6. Three fires have been reported in Taoyuan this past week, including one at Everlight Chemical's plant in Guanyin and one at a Mayfull warehouse in Luzhu on the 10th, and one at Carrefour's logistics center on the 14th. The fires have brought firefighter safety and firefighter rights to the forefront. 

Lai Hsiang-lin, Legislator (TPP): “Firefighters need to have access to geospatial and geographic data at their fingertips.”
Hsu Kuo-yung, Interior Minister: “Yes. What you're saying makes sense. We have the director-general of the National Fire Agency here and he heard you. We will notify all fire departments and relevant agencies in writing immediately about consolidating geospatial and geographic data.”

There are only four fire stations capable of dealing with chemical fires north of Hsinchu. Lai Hsiang-lin says this number needs to go up. In response, Hsu Kuo-yung says he will hold discussions with local governments and the Toxic and Chemical Substances Bureau.

Lai Hsiang-lin, Legislator (TPP): “So, I think you have to be more proactive about this on your end. (You need to think about) if more units are needed. ”
Hsu Kuo-yung, Interior Minister: “yes, yes. We will discuss it with the Toxic and Chemical Substances Bureau.”

Hsu also said on-site fire prevention training at factories would be strengthened so that frontline workers know how to use available firefighting equipment to extinguish fires or keep them in check until firefighters arrive.
 

 

 

 

暗夜中,消防人員緊急滅火,3月6日台中興中街大火,造成6死6傷的悲劇之後,桃園又接連發生3起工廠大火,包括10日觀音區永光化學與蘆竹美福倉儲發生大火,以及14日的家樂福物流中心火警,救火效能與消防員安全也受到關心,尤其消防員的退避權,以及掌握火災現場危險物品確切位置的地圖資訊權。

民眾黨立委賴香伶問:「讓這幾個單位的圖資還有管轄,讓消防單位全面可以讀取跟取得,第一時間就取得資訊。」

內政部長徐國勇表示:「是,委員你說的很有道理,我們現在就請消防署,署長在這裡也聽到了,立即發文跟我們各個消防局跟這相關的單位,必須整合這些相關的資訊圖資。」

尤其近日桃園工廠大火更顯示化學火災的救難重要性,賴香伶指出新竹以北只有4個消防局特殊救火單位,要求增加數量,徐國勇表示會和地方政府與環保署毒物及化學物質局共同討論。

立委賴香伶指出:「所以我覺得您這邊也要更積極地提出,是不是在區位上有增列的必要性。」

內政部長徐國勇表示:「這個我們跟化學局來做相關的聯繫。」

另外徐國勇也表示將會強化工廠人員消防訓練,希望第一線人員在火災一發生的時候,就能善用工廠的消防設備滅火,或降低火勢發生速度,等待消防人員到場協助,以減少火災造成的人員安全危害與財物損失。

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