HIP Emergency Response Team Prevents Major Fire in Ambalantota
The Hambantota International Port fire brigade was called by the Ambalantota Police over the weekend, to contain a sudden fire that broke out in the town, approximately 20 kilometers away from the port. The fire in a clothing store located in the heart of the Ambalantota town was doused by the timely arrival of HIP’s fire fighters preventing it from spreading to adjacent buildings.
Capt. Ravi Jayawickreme, CEO of Hambantota International Port Services said, “although these matters do not come under the purview of the Port, the Emergency Response Unit is trained to respond to any emergency and we are happy to provide this service to the public in the area. This is not the first time our Emergency Response Unit has gone to the rescue. There were a few occasions in the past, notably when fires broke out adjacent to the BOI Zone in Mirijjawila and also in a nearby Model village. Both incidents could have resulted in serious damage and injury without our intervention.”
The CEO said that providing emergency services has now become part of their social responsibility towards Hambantota and adjacent areas.