Beyond Carlton has launched India’s first mobile app on fire safety. The app encourages citizen participation in identifying fire safety violations and reporting the same for effective action by the Fire Department.
The app aims to:
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• To help identify more violations that can be addressed by the authorities
• To sensitize and co-opt citizens to play a more dominant role in fire safety
Fire Champ, the mobile application, launched by Beyond Carlton along with technical support from IChangeMyCity.com and involvement of Karnataka Fire and Emergency Services enables you to report any fire-related measures not adhered to in a building around you. The building could be your apartment, your office complex, your kid’s school building etc.
There have been many fire-accidents in the past such as the Carlton Towers in Bangalore (in 2010), Krishna English Medium School at Kumbakonam (in 2004) and Uphaar Theatre in Delhi (in 1997) that have resulted high number of deaths. Many people could not escape the fire because of factors such as fire exit being blocked, fire extinguisher not working, etc., that could have been easily avoided.
Fire Champ, enables you to click a picture using the app, enter the description of the complaint and your complaint is posted! The complaint that you post will be shared by Beyond Carlton with the Fire Department who will take preventive actions and ensure that fire safety norms are followed.
The app is currently available on the Apple store and the Google Play store.
You can download the app from:
• The Apple store for your iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fire-‐ champ/id885018955?mt=8%E2%80%8B
• The Google Play store for your Android phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.janaagraha.firechamp
About Beyond Carlton:
Beyond Carlton’s primary objective is to create a safer environment by addressing issues around fire safety, including policy and legislative changes, as well as to ensure accountability. Family members of those who passed away and injured in the fire are the founding members of the Trust.
Beyond Carlton participates in internal corporate workshops on fire safety and is working with industry bodies to address issues around fire safety. It was instrumental in filing a PIL in the Karnataka High Court in 2011 and managed to get strict new laws implemented for violations in high rises in Karnataka.
Beyond Carlton has been recognized for its various efforts and its Managing Trustee, Uday Vijayan received the prestigious Namma Bengaluru Award in 2012.
The content for this article has been taken from a press note sent by Beyond Carlton group.