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    Early awareness of fire prevention crucial

    Izah Azahari

    Early awareness of fire prevention needs to be instilled and educated among the public, especially children.

    This message was delivered to Tungku Religious School students during a fire safety briefing and building evacuation drill conducted in cooperation with the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) at the school’s hall on Thursday.

    Some 380 students took part in the briefing and training led by the commanding officer of the FRD’s Operation ‘A’ Branch of the Beribi Fire Station.

    The students were briefed on potential causes of fire including electricity, sparks, friction, mechanical heat, chemical reactions, gas compression, and lightning.

    Proper preventive measures will limit the destruction of property and loss of life during a fire.

    Evacuation and fire drills train participants to act quickly and properly during an emergency.

    Participants learnt to identify problems that might be overlooked such as if exits are blocked; to ensure fire extinguishers work properly and are maintained according to the established period; and to provide a map of gathering places and fire exits.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Male students during the briefing; and a Fire and Rescue Department officer delivers the briefing. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

    Female students listen to the briefing
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