Festive stall vendors learn about fire safety

|     James Kon     |

AROUND 30 vendors attended a briefing conducted by the Operations ‘A’ Branch of the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) yesterday.

The briefing was held as a guideline for the festive stalls set up to mark the 73rd birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The vendors learned how to use a foam fire extinguisher during an emergency, as well as the application of a dry powder fire extinguisher and a fire blanket.

They were also shown the proper installation of LPG gas cylinders, according to the standards set by Brunei Shell Marketing Co Sdn Bhd (BSM).

The public can contact the FRD at 995 or the Darussalam hotline at 123 to report fire-related emergencies or incidents of open burning. Meanwhile, the public can contact the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) at 993 to report the theft or vandalism of fire hydrants.

Vendors learn how to use fire extinguisher during the briefing. – JAMES KON