| Faza Suraj |
A HANDING over ceremony was organised yesterday at the Kuala Belait Fire Station to officiate the appointment of Senior Superintendent Muhd Shahreeni bin Hj Mohd Yussof as the Commanding Officer of Operation Branch ‘B’ Belait District of the Fire and Rescue Department.
Senior Superintendent Muhd Shahreeni, who was previously the Commanding Officer of Operation Branch ‘C’, Berakas Fire Station and also Operation Branch ‘A’ of Bandar Seri Begawan, took over the position from Senior Superintendent Abd Azis bin Hj Mohamad.
The event began with the former Commanding Officer of Operation Branch ‘B’ witnessing a march past and inspection of 33 fire officials led by Station Officer Muhammad Ali bin Hassan. The event was followed with a speech by the newly appointed commanding officer, where he called for the department’s officers and staff to strengthen their level of discipline.
Both the former and current commanding officers signed a booklet symbolising the handing over of the Operation Branch ‘B’ from Senior Superintendent Abdul Azis bin Hj Mohamad to Senior Superintendent Muhd Shahreeni bin Hj Mohd Yussof.
The event followed with a presentation of contributions to family members of officers who have passed away as well as a token to an officer who had recently converted to Islam and ended with Tahlil and Doa Arwah led by Mohd Shahirwandy bin Samsudin, the Bilal of Muhammad Jamalul Alam Mosque of Kuala Belait.
During his 30 years with the department, Senior Superintendent Abd Azis bin Hj Mohamad was tasked with various positions, including Head of the Quarter Master Section and also the Commanding Officer of Operation Branch ‘A’ of Bandar Seri Begawan. He actively participated in activities organised in the Belait District such as chairing the District Level Tug of War Competition in conjunction with His Majesty’s birthday, leading the Incident Command Post during times of natural disasters and working with other government and private agencies in hosting emergency exercises.
He was also active with various community activities in the district, such as being a member of the district’s Municipal Board, a member of the district’s Road Safety Council and the District Disaster Management Centre (DDMC).
Also present was YB Hj Mohd Yussof bin Hj Dulamin, a Legislative Council member and Village Head of Kg Mumong, as well as senior officers, officers and staff of the Fire and Rescue Department and representatives from other government departments.