UP­GRADE SAFETY FEA­TURES AT RELI­GIOUS SCHOOLS

New Straits Times - - News -

KUAN­TAN: The Pa­hang Fire and Rescue Depart­ment is con­duct­ing fire safety checks at all pub­lic and pri­vate reli­gious schools in the state.

Its di­rec­tor, Datuk Ab­dul Wa­hab Mat Yasin, said the in­spec­tions were done in stages and would be com­pleted by 2019.

“At this time, around 20 per cent of the to­tal iden­ti­fied 137 reli­gious schools (in Pa­hang) have been in­spected.

“The ini­tial re­sult of this in­spec­tion re­vealed that some of the schools need to be up­graded to im­prove its safety fea­tures due to the di­lap­i­dated con­di­tion of the build­ings.

“We also ad­vised the own­ers or op­er­a­tors of the reli­gious schools to en­sure they abide by safety reg­u­la­tions to pre­vent un­to­ward in­ci­dents,” he said.

This was said after of­fi­ci­at­ing the state-level 2017 In­ter­na­tional Fire­fight­ers Day cel­e­bra­tion on Thurs­day.

Wa­hab said be­sides con­duct­ing in­spec­tions on the struc­ture of build­ings or premises of reli­gious schools, the depart­ment also car­ried out safety cam­paigns and pub­lic demon­stra­tions on how to fight fires.

The depart­ment also pro­vided fire-fight­ing equip­ment such as fire ex­tin­guish­ers and in­stalled smoke de­tec­tors in dor­mi­to­ries.

PIC BY FARIZUL HAFIZ AWANG

The fire­fight­ers at the state-level 2017 In­ter­na­tional Fire­fight­ers Day in Kuan­tan on Thurs­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.