There are lessons to be learnt...
About fire safety:
=Respect existing guidelines, rather than considering fire safety norms as "harassment"
=Equipment in buildings as per norms
=Mock exercises / drills to be performed routinely by all establishments
About public response:
=Avoid unnecessary crowding at disaster sites/ roads in the vicinity: your curiosity may delay of the transport of victims to hospital
=Be a volunteer to donate blood/ identify victims/ help in crowd control
About the role of the media
=To avoid crowding at the "rescue areas" at the site of disaster/ "treatment areas" in the hospital, respect privacy of the victims
=Spread information on the victims/ helplines
=Spread awareness about fire fighting devices to be used by individuals, fire safety drills
=Investigative journalism to bring out the facts on "unpreparedness of high rise buildings" on fire safety
=Positive coverage for the selfless service by Fire & Emergency services
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