Friday, May 31, 2024
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Keeping safe from fire

Izah Azahari

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) Public Relations Division of Operation ‘E’ Branch held a fire safety briefing for officers, penghulus, village heads and government agencies on Tuesday.

The briefing was organised by the Tutong District Office.

DSO Mohd Azlan demonstrated the correct use of a fire extinguisher while briefing the attendees on the dangers of fire, as well as how to behave during a fire incident.

Meanwhile, FRD Public Relations Division of Operation ‘D’ Branch carried out a fire drill and building evacuation exercise involving 155 students and teachers at the Sungai Siamas Primary School on Monday.

The training was led by ABK 549 Rosland bin Haji Ahmad and six firefighters from the Sungai Kebun Fire Station. The training aimed at increasing knowledge of fire safety as well as its practice, including life-saving measures taken if trapped in a building where a fire occurs.

It also practises the systematic evacuation of the school while ensuring the building is equipped with dry powder fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

A member of the public prastices the use of a fire extinguisher. PHOTOS: FRD
ABOVE & BELOW: Schoolchildren and teachers during a fire drill