319 complete fire safety course

Hakim Hayat and Izah Azahari

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) is helping the public gain better footing in handling fire emergencies, with its Public Safety Life Saver 995 and Fire Marshal Course.

Forty-seven security guard recruits from Setia Protective Security Services (SPSS) attended a course conducted by the FRD Public Relations Unit, Operation ‘F’ Branch, which discussed fire safety procedures, building evacuation and a demonstration on operating a fire extinguisher.

The briefing will ensure recruits’ readiness in executing their duties following the completion of their security guard training, increase awareness on the hazards of fire, and heighten knowledge on safety aspects.

SPSS conducts fire and evacuation drills biannually to ensure public safety, to check the effectiveness of their systematic procedures, and to enable stronger cooperation with the FRD.

Meanwhile, 25 personnel from the Department of Electrical Services completed the February 9-11 Fire Marshal Course at the Bukit Panggal Electric Generator in Tutong, organised by the Public Relations Unit of Operation E Branch.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show participants during the fire safety course. PHOTOS: FRD

Participants were exposed to building evacuation exercises, taught how to operate a fire extinguisher and fire blanket, and how to avoid being trapped in a burning building.

Additionally, 247 participants from the 10th National Service Programme (PKBN) intake completed briefings on Life Saver 995, carried out by the Public Relations Unit of Operation ‘G’ Branch from February 4 to 11. The course included pointers on building evacuation and instructions on how to operate a fire extinguisher.

ASO Adanan bin Salar along with other Public Relations Officers (PRO) and Operation ‘G’ Branch Fire Safety personnel delivered the briefing.

In the event of an emergency, call the 995 emergency line and provide accurate information.