Lo­cal fire sta­tions

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(www.bomba.gov.my). InI case you did didn’t’t k know, your l lo­cal l fi fire sta­tiont ti could ld b be one whichhi h h hostst kids’ birth­day par­ties. Or­gan­ised by the Fire and Res­cue De­part­ment of Malaysia, th­ese par­ties dou­ble as pub­lic aware­ness pro­grammes and cost ab­so­lutely noth­ing. Just bring your own cake, feel free to put up your own dé­cor, and make sure that any catered food is halal. Chairs and ta­bles will be set up by the fire sta­tion’s staff.

Each two-hour long pro­gramme opens with an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion to teach the kids about fire safety. The fire­men then dis­play their speed and fi­nesse by rapidly re­act­ing to a pre­tend emer­gency call and slid­ing down the fire­man pole. Later, the kids are suited up in ju­nior-sized fire­men uni­forms and in­vited to hop on­board a fire truck, which will cir­cle around the neigh­bour­hood. Most par­ties wrap up with fun and games; the kids are shown how to han­dle a wa­ter hose and need­less to say, things get very wet!

Most sta­tions in KL are will­ing to hold a party for you, but the ones in Har­ta­mas, Kera­mat, TTDI, Pu­tra­jaya and Cy­ber­jaya are es­pe­cially pop­u­lar. While most sta­tions ac­com­mo­date up to 20 kids, larger ones like the Hang Tuah Fire Sta­tion are rec­om­mended for larger par­ties. The best time slot to book is from 10am un­til 12noon. Bring a change of clothes as the kids are likely to get wet. While this pub­lic aware­ness pro­gramme is free of charge, con­tri­bu­tions are wel­comed. To book your party, write in to the head of the spe­cific sta­tion you’re keen on; a com­plete di­rec­tory of fire sta­tions in the coun­try is avail­able on www. bomba.gov.my.

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