What better way to salute the daring spirit in each women on Women's Day, than acknowledging the fact that they can handle pressure situations and save life. In a bid to do so, The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) inducted 14 women firefighters into its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) squad. With this, the airport becomes the first airport in the Country to have women firefighters and probably the first Asian Airport to have a female contingent of this size.
Recruited from across Karnataka, the girls are currently undergoing basic training at the BLR Airport. They will travel to Kolkata for four-month extensive training at the Airports Authority of India's Fire Service Training Centre, beginning March 11.