Fire incident at AMRI Hospital, Kolkata: A real time assessment for urban fire

Cities are vulnerable from various natural and manmade disasters, as defined ‘cities at risk’. In India, Kolkata is a thickly populated city is no exception. The exposure to hazards for this coastal city is much higher in comparison to others. Also, there is no estimation about the possible impact for those probable outbreaks. People of Kolkata are having very low resilience due to lack of capacity building and understanding about the possible scenario. Also, there is a serious lack of preparedness planning. The fire outbreak in AMRI Hospital is a unique example for the necessity of an articulate preparedness plan, which can minimize the loss of life and property. This study is directed towards the real time assessment of such an incident with a strong potential to point out the demand of the day.