Five foreign workers were presented with the Community Excellence Award by the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), for their prompt response to dousing a fire in a burning van at the Mim Nun Jaya Complex in Kampong Bebatik, on April 30.
Using two foam extinguishers and one CO2 fire extinguisher, they were able to douse the flames before firefighters arrived on the scene.
The certificates were presented to Wong Tong Yieng, Heri Prasetiya, Rahmadani Iswantoro, Ah Ping and Yanto Yadi by Commanding Officer of Operation ‘A’ Branch SSFR Noor Aflan bin Kachi. Also in attendance at the awards ceremony were Public Relations Officer of Operations ‘A’ Branch Station Officer Pengiran Haji Muhamad bin Pengiran Tengah and Assistant Station Officer Rustam Efandi bin Haji Metusin.
In a statement, FRD urged all car owners to check for fuel leaks which can facilitate the flow of flammable fluid into the car engine or electrical system. The FRD also emphasised that all modifications or additions to the car’s electrical system and wiring should be performed by a qualified mechanic.
For fire-related emergencies, contact the FRD at the 995 hotline.