Spotlight on fire safety, building evacuation

Izah Azahari

Twenty-one officials from the Agriculture and Agrifood Laboratory under the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) attended a briefing on fire safety, building evacuation and the correct procedures in operating a fire extinguisher on February 17. The briefing was held at the laboratory in Kilanas/Sengkurong.

Public Relations Division personnel from Operation ‘F’ Branch of the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) conducted the briefing, enlightening participants on fire hazards, while fostering a sense of concern for the aspects of fire safety.

The Fire and Building Evacuation Training is conducted at least twice annually.

The FRD provides safety programmes including the Life Saver 995 General Safety Briefing and fire marshal course to educate the public on safety aspects when dealing with emergencies and how to operate a fire extinguisher.

A participant puts out a fire. PHOTO: FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT