| Faza Suraj |
THE CIC Environmental Services yesterday organised a fire drill in collaboration with the Brunei Shell Petroleum’s (BSP) Fire and Emergency Response Team, the Belait Fire Station, the Accident and Emergency Section of the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital and the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).
The drill, involving 50 participants, was held at the CIC Environmental Services and was aimed to raise the level of safety and vigilance amongst participants.
In an interview with the Bulletin, Wan Julaini bin Wan Ibrahim, the Acting Deputy Commanding Officer of Operations ‘B’, said that one of the objectives of the drill was to test the safety systems and the response by the company following the fire incident which happened in August.
He added that the drill was also conducted to test the CIC personnel who have recently acquired their certification in fire extinguishing.
“After the incident in August, CIC formed the First Intervention Team (FIT) for a quick response towards any disaster or incident as an Emergency Response Procedure.”
The Acting Deputy Commanding Officer also added that private companies can be prepared against mishaps by carrying out drills and exercises twice a year and by sending their staff for courses in fire extinguishing.
“The drills will be beneficial not only for the company but also for the staff since they will be prepared to carry out basic procedures during intense situations such as a fire outbreak.”
Also present at the drill was Senior Superintendent Muhd Shahreeni bin Hj Yussof, the Commanding Officer of the Fire and Rescue Department Operations ‘B’ in the Belait District.