A total of 47 officials from government and private agencies participated in a three-day Fire Marshal Course from October 12 to 14. The course was organised by the Public Relations Division of the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) Headquarters at Landasan Lama Berakas.
The participants comprised officials from the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Brunei Investment Agency, Bengkel Kereta Berakas Sdn Bhd, Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd and GoldMyne Hardware Sdn Bhd.
Participants were taught the importance of fire safety (theory and practical), causes of fire, systematic evacuation training and how to operate a fire extinguisher, among others.
They also visited the Women’s Operation Unit to observe the roles of female firefighters.
The FRD created the General Life Saver 995 Safety Briefing and the Fire Marshal Course to help the public understand the safety aspects when handling emergencies.
In the event of an emergency, the FRD can be reached at 995.