The 76th National Fire Service Day was observed on 14th April 2020, followed by Fire Prevention Week. The National Theme for the year is;
“SAMANAM AGNI – SARANAM AGNI”
"शमनम् अग्नि - शरणम् अग्नि "
On 14th April 2020, wreaths were laid at the “Martyrs Memorial Column” at the Fire Force Training Ground, Panaji by Shri. Parimal Rai, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Goa, Shri. Ashok Menon, Director, Fire & Emergency Services & all Ranks from Deputy Director (Fire) to Fire Fighters. Two minutes silence was observed by all the Officials present in memory of Firemen Martyrs who laid down their lives while on duty. The Director, Fire & Emergency Services explained the significance of the observance of the National Fire Service Day and read out the names of fireman martyrs who laid down their lives while on duty. As a mark of respect fall-in of Fire Appliances with crew, Band Platoon and Trainee Sub Officers were carried out by following all the advisory issued with respect to COVID-19 such as Social Distancing, Sanitary Precautions etc.