Chennai Airport gets woman firefighter
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai @infodeaofficial
It was a rememberable moment recently for Chennai airport when Remya Sreekantan joined it as a firefighter on 1 November. There is every reason for the moment to be special, more so, for the southern region of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), as she is said to be the first woman firefighter to be a part of an airport in the southern part of India. On the national level, she is the third woman firefighter to join AAI. AAI inducted first woman firefighter in its ranks in 2018 heralding the change that was about to take place in the future.
Remya is from a modest family in Trivandrum, Kerala and is a post-graduate in structural Engineering. She was an assistant professor at the LBS Institute of Technology for Women prior to joining AAI. She is the mother of a two-year-old child.
She underwent four-month rigorous training at Fire Training Centre (FTC), New Delhi, prior to assuming duties at the Chennai airport. ‘I think, I have landed upon a job that is challenging and I am confident of delivering,’ said Remya. I hope more women will join fires services in the future, we need to have the right mindset to explore the avenues at disposal, she said.