By: Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Dec 18: A total of 50 longhouse folks from five longhouses in Saratok formed the Saratok Bomba Community today.
According to Saratok Fire Station in a statement today the community was formed after the completion of a Bomba community program organised in collaboration with the Saratok District Council, was held at Rumah Ganti in Sungai Nyiar, Roban to provide all of the participating longhouses theoretical and practical trainings in combating fire.
Among the longhouses that took part in the program were Rh. Jelupang Atas, Rh. Jelupang Baruh, Rh. Empayak Roban, Rh. Sungai Anak Roban, Rh. Ganti Sungai Nyiar Roban.
The participants were briefed on the science of fire, the role of Bomba Community, including the emphasis on “3 L” (Lalai, Leka, Lupa) concept, the safe way to construct a longhouse, buying insurance policy as well as an introduction to fire extinguisher equipment and fire extinguishing techniques.
During the practical training, the participants learned the correct and safe handling of fire situations such as kitchen fire, gas leaks and the correct usage of the fire extinguisher.
Saratok District Council deputy chairman Mohamad Duri graced the closing ceremony and handed over two-units of fire extinguishers to each group of participants. – DayakDaily.