Rescue drills keep FRD personnel sharp, on toes

Izah Azahari & Fadley Faisal

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) Operation ‘C’ Branch conducted a victim search and rescue line training exercise near the Lambak Kanan Fire Station, Jalan 10 Utara recently.

Deputy Officer-in-Charge of Operation ‘C’ Branch SFR Haji Mustapa bin Haji Mohammad and Station Commander of Lambak Kanan Fire Station Station Officer Yahya bin Haji Md Jali attended the training.

The training sharpened firefighters’ rescue skills, tested their physical and mental endurance in the woods, and evaluated the effectiveness of emergency action and regular standard operating procedures (SOPs) in dealing with search and rescue operations in the jungle/hilly areas.

Meanwhile, the FRD Rimba Fire Station Operation ‘C’ Branch held a search and rescue drill (SAR/Jungle Rescue) to improve readiness of Special Squad Unit personnel recently.

Rimba Station Commander Acting Assistant Superintendent of Fire and Rescue Hanapi bin Haji Hamid led the drill. Personnel from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Emergency Medical Ambulance Services (EMAS) and Kampong Serasa Village Consultative Council were also involved in the drill.

Additionally, the FRD Operation ‘G’ Branch recently held an Urban Search and Rescue drill with cooperation from Amberhigh Sdn Bhd at a project site in Pekan Bangar.

The scenario required the FRD team to extract an unconscious construction worker from a four-metre deep sewerage.

Operation ‘G’ Branch Commanding Officer SSFR Haji Afiq bin Haji Julah and Bangar Fire Station Deputy Commanding Officer ASO Ahmad bin Haji Kassim attended to the scene.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Fire and Rescue personnel during the rescue drills. PHOTOS: FRD