बृहन्मुंबई महानगरपालिका Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
(Disaster Management Department)
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  Beach Safety

Last updated on: 31 March 2017

  Flood & Beach Response Teams

There are 160 officers and men available for flood response in case of exigency. Placement of all the flood response team members those stationed at Bandra, B.K.C.,Kurla Kamani, Chembur, Marol, Borivali Fire Station .

There are 13 permanent life guards with trained 23 contractual life guards are posted at Girgoan, Dadar, Juhu, Versova, Aksa & Gorai beaches.
1 Station Officer, 3 asst. Station Officer (1 each shift) & 12 fire men (4 each shift) are stationed at Bandra, B.K.C., Kurla Kamani, Chembur, Marol, Borivali Fire Station. Additional thirty trained fire men are kept on standby at various fire stations.

  Placement of Flood Rescue Life Saving Equipments

Following flood and life saving equipment are kept at Bandra, B.K.C, Kurla Kamani, Chembur, Marol, Borivali.

Sr.no. Name of equipment No. of Equipments
1 Inflatable Rescue Boat with O.B. Machine and accessories 1-6
2 Inflatable Kayak 2-12
3 Water Kite 1-6
4 Wet Suit 5-10
5 Water-proof Torch 2-12
6 Life Jacket Foam Type 7-42
7 Life Jackets Inflatable Type 7-42
  Distribution of Beach Safety Equipment at Stations as per deployment of Beach life guards
Name of Article Girgaon Chowpatty Dadar Chowpatty Juhu Beach Varsova Beach Aksa Beach Gorai Beach
Gowalia Tank Shivaji Park Goregaon Chincholi Malad Dahisar
Jet Ski 1 1 2 1 1 1
Semi Inflatable Boat 1 1 1 1 1 1
P F D 3 3 3 3 3 3
Ring Buoy 4 4 6 4 4 5
Surf Rescue Boat 1 1 3 1 1 2
Spine Boat 1 1 3 1 1 2
Rescue Tube 3 3 3 3 3 3
Rechargeable Battery 1 1 3 1 1 2
Ropes 3 3 3 3 3 3

In addition to the above said equipment the additional back-up Fire Rescue Boat from Govt. of Maharashtra with O.B.M. will be placed at Byculla, Kandivali, Kurla Kamani and Marol Fire station.

MHA rescue boat will be only used for backup and will be used in-case of any repairs and MFB FRB and in case of rehabilitation.

A) Dy Chief Fire Officer P S Rahangdale will supervise flood response at City, Western Suburbs & Eastern Suburbs.

B) In case of exigencies and during high tide coincide with heavy rain, Level 3 & 4 SOP activation overall arrangements will be in coordination with D.F.O. (M) MFB control room , Chief Officer DMP/ CCRS by D.F.O. P.S. Rahangdale contact No.: 9930464820 under the supervision of C.F.O.

  (SOP) Flood Rescue & Beach Safety
SOP Activation Code (SOP) Flood Rescue & Beach Safety
Level One In normal routine, the life guards posted at various wards / various beaches i.e. Girgaon, Dadar, Juhu, Versova, Aksa, Gorai are deployed on duty at various beaches. The Brigade Flood Rescue Team remains standby at fire station.
Level Two High-tide (MORE THEN 4.5 MTRS ) days as per below chart & on Sundays as well as Holidays during Manson or heavy shower message received from the Disaster Control Room or Observatory, Level Two will be operated along with Level One staff at six beaches & additional arrangements will be made along with one Asst. Station Officer, 3 flood rescue firemen with necessary rescue equipments along with NDRF & Civil Defence.
Level Three In case of heavy shower, Level one staff and level two staff will be on site along with additional arrangement at six beaches will be as follows:
Station Officer, 4 flood rescue firemen along with Assistant Divisional FIre Officer will be deployed.
Ward level manpower & resources will be asked for through Asst. Commissioner of the concerned Ward.
The Private Institutions i.e. Juhu Beach Safety Association, H2O organization & Local fishermen’s assistance will be taken for beach safety.
Level Four In case of major flood and major shower, Level one staff, level two staff and level three staff along with Divisional Fire Officer & Dy.C.F.O. of their respective jurisdiction and if required additional arrangements at the site of beaches will be as follows:
Total staff of Flood Rescue Team i.e. 160 officers & men including 120 regular and 40 fresh/newly trained and men along with Ward Resources, local fishermen, local volunteer organizations, Private Institutions, Juhu Beach Safety Association, NDRF, Navy etc. will tackled the emergency situation.
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