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SIBU, Sept 17: Sarawak Bomba has issued a stern warning to business owners that their Fire Certificate (FC) will be revoked if it is found that the fire system on their premises is malfunctioning.
State Fire and Rescue Services Department (Bomba) director Khirudin Drahman pointed out the FC is an important document to ensure a building is safe to occupy.
“Under FC, we want to make sure that the building is safe where people can get out quickly in the event of a fire with a fire system that works, like a sprinkler or sprinkler that is able to work well and we do not want the smoke detector to not work,” he said during the Zone 4 Fire Certificate Presentation Ceremony here yesterday.
He said Bomba will conduct an inspection every year to ensure that all fire safety systems function properly.
Other inspections include eliminating fire hazards at building premises.
“If we find that their premises’ fire system is not working, we will act to revoke their Fire Certificate followed by a notice so that the building owner can solve the problem before the expiration of the notice,” he explained.
He added that the safety of people living or visiting a building must be safeguarded.
He noted Bomba was often blamed whenever there are cases related to fire but pointed out fire safety is the responsibility of the public to prevent fires.
During the ceremony, Khirudin presented FCs to 15 recipients consisting of premises owners in Zone 4 Sibu.
“Throughout Sarawak, a total of 645 premises have FCs, of which 20 per cent are in Sibu,” he said.
He added that the ownership of FC will facilitate the settlement of insurance claims due to fire. Also present at the ceremony was the Bomba Zone 4 Sibu chief PgKB Janggan Muling. — DayakDaily