Rh Sagoh Nyalau residents take part in fire safety awareness programme

A resident uses a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.

By Nancy Nais

SAMALAJU, July 21: A total of 50 residents from Rh Sagoh Nyalau longhouse near here participated in a Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba)’s ‘Fire Point’ and community programme recently.

Organised by Samalaju fire station, the programme included talks on fire safety and fire prevention such as precepts of good housekeeping and avoiding overloading of electrical points, how to identify leaking gas, fire prevention and the 3L (lupa, lalai, leka) syndrome.

Hashim (holding the fire extinguisher) symbolically handing over the four APA units to Sagoh.

Apart from watching demonstrations by firefighters, villagers also had the opportunity to go ‘hands-on’ by using fire extinguishers (APA) to extinguish kitchen stove fires.

“This is to ensure that these folks know how to operate APA when an emergency occurs,” Samalaju fire station chief Hashim Norshidi said.

In addition, longhouse chief Sagoh Muyan received four APA units from Bomba. — DayakDaily