James Kon & Izah Azahari
An oil spill caught fire at the Belingus Power Station in Temburong District and firefighters contained the blaze, saving the power station from extensive damages.
This was the scenario of a fire and evacuation exercise at the power station on Wednesday.
According to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), the exercise aimed to instil a sense of responsibility and attention to fire safety including life-saving measures that follows if trapped in a building where a fire occurs.
Deputy Director of the Department of Electrical Services Abdul Salam bin Haji Abdul Wahab was present.
Commanding Officer of Operation ‘G’ Branch SSFR Haji Afiq bin Haji Julah, Operation Officer of Operation ‘G’ Branch SSFR Mohammad Zyakwan bin Idris and Station Commander of Bangar Fire Station SO Ishraqi bin Haji Sidup were also in attendance.
Meanwhile, the Operation ‘F’ Branch Public Relations Division carried out a fire safety briefing, demonstrations on the proper use of fire extinguishers and a building evacuation training for 42 Setia Protective Security Services (SPSS) recruits in Jerudong recently.
The briefing was held to prepare the recruits in carrying out their duties after completing the training and raising awareness on the danger of a fire as well as instilling a sense of responsibility in ensuring fire safety.
The activities also reaffirmed the effectiveness and systematic procedures to enable interaction, cooperation and relationships between the FRD and SPSS.
The agency also noted that such an exercise should be carried out at least twice a year to ensure its effectiveness.