Airport Authority of India Employs Its First Female Fire-Fighter (Download PDF)


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The last all-male bastion of Indian aviation has fallen with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) appointing its first ever woman fire fighter. The state-run Airport Authority currently employs 3, 310 firefighters at its airports across the country.

Image of India's First Female Fire-Fighter

Image of India’s First Female Fire-Fighter

Image of India’s First Female Fire-Fighter

  • Taniya Sanyal from Kolkata is currently training in the capital and will be joining her team in a month.
  • Firefighting in Indian aviation is no longer a man’s job alone.

  • AAI till recently did not have recruitment norms for women firefighters.

  • Fire service is a mandatory requirement for aircraft landin.

  • The physical standards for male firefighters were having a minimum height of about 1.6 metres and at least weigh 50 kg.

Taniya Sanyal

  • The Kolkata-born girl completed her Master’s degree in Botany.

  • She told TOI that she had always wanted a challenging job.

  • The noble profession has her very excited.

  • “It is a matter of pride and great honour for me, “

  • She is grateful for the support of “everyone” in taking this job.

  • After completing training Taniya Sanyal will be appointed for AAI’s eastern region airports that, include

  • Kolkata

  • Bhubaneswar

  • Patna

  • Raipur

  • Ranchi

  • Gaya

- Published/Last Modified on: July 26, 2018


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