Dennis (centre), fire officers and the volunteer fire fighters give the thumbs-up to the course. Henry stands at right.
MARUDI: A community Bomba safety and awareness campaign was launched at Dalleh Long Bedian in Apoh yesterday afternoon.
The campaign is specifically meant to train the voluntary fire fighting teams at eight villages in the Apoh region – Long Bedian, Long Bemang, Long Win, Long Latei, Long Wat, Long Atip Long Kevuk and Long Leng.
It is jointly organised by the state Fire and Rescue Dept and Petronas SSGP project. The BN candidate for Telang Usan Dennis Ngau had the pleasure to officiate at the launching ceremony.
In his short speech Dennis thanked the two agencies for making the safety and training programme possible given the fact that the longhouses were too far from the nearest fire station.
“It would help the volunteers know a thing or two about fire prevention and safety.”
Some more than 200 people attended the talk which was presented by an officer from Miri Zone of the Fire and Rescue Dept Henry Jugah and John Perry James from Petronas