Brave workers lauded for dousing vehicle fire

Daniel Lim

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) presented the Community Fire Responder Award to Mohamad Rizal Azwandy bin Razali and Djatmiko Wibowo, who helped douse a vehicle fire last Sunday.

The workers, from Sepakat Filling Station, Kuala Belait, used a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to control the fire before firefighters arrived to extinguish it.

The certificate was presented by Acting Commanding Officer of Operation Branch ‘B’ Acting Senior Superintendent Mohd Shazwan bin Suhania and Acting Station Commander of Kuala Belait Fire Station Acting Station Officer Sarkawi bin Bakar.

The FRD advised the public to ensure their vehicles are in good condition with no leakages to the pump, which can cause flammable liquid to ignite at the hot engine block or electrical
system.

Modifications of electrical systems and accessories must be done according to the proper standards and by accredited mechanics, the department added.

For emergencies, the public can contact the department at 995.

Acting Commanding Officer of Operation Branch ‘B’ Acting Senior Superintendent Mohd Shazwan bin Suhania and Acting Station Commander of Kuala Belait Fire Station Acting Station Officer Sarkawi bin Bakar in a group photo with staff of Sepakat Filling Station, Kuala Belait. PHOTO: FRD