Rise in emergency calls last year

A total of 7,218 emergency calls were received in 2019, an increase by 802 calls, compared to 2018 at 6,414, according to Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) statistics. Emergency calls for vehicle fires and building fires saw an increase in 2019 with 91 cases of vehicle fires and 52 house fires, compared to 64 vehicle fires and 39 house fires in 2018. An increase in house collapse emergency calls were also reported in 2019 at 11 cases as compared to four cases in 2018. Emergency calls for vehicle accidents remained at 32 for both years. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin