By Nancy Nais
MIRI, March 11: The state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba)’s air unit recently swapped their roles from flying to educating 1,000 secondary students in a single session as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Its detachment commander, Major Zahrol Abd Talib, said the unit was not only capable of executing their main task of rescue but also contribute knowledge and educate people.
The 1,000 students, aged 13 to 14, and 30 teachers involved were members of 10 uniform bodies of SMK Merbau Permai Jaya.
“Apart from explaining our core duties in the unit, such as rescue and firefighting, we also spoke about the aviation industry. We hope that with this exposure for our young generation, it will inspire them to understand aviation-related issues and other information on Bomba,” Zahrol told DayakDaily.
He added that events like this were a great way to engage with young people and highlight how important the unit and the whole department are.
The information provided was comprehensive, easy to understand and presented in a way to arouse excitement and inspire the students.
“It is also an enjoyable way of talking to them about who we are. The students and teachers also had fun learning about the work of the air unit. Due to the overwhelming response, the school requested us to conduct similar sessions for the upper secondary students and related activities in the future.
“It is always heartening to see how much the students enjoyed listening to us and taking part in activities,” Zahrol said, adding that it is also a privilege for the unit to be invited and be part of the student’s learning activities. — DayakDaily