Trip to fire sta­tion thrills kindy kids

The Borneo Post - - SOCIETY - By Za­heera Jo­hari re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

MIRI: Ex­cite­ment shone from the faces of young chil­dren taken for an ed­u­ca­tional tour to Bomba Lopeng Fire Sta­tion here yes­ter­day.

Led by Bril­liant Kinder­garten Miri prin­ci­pal Chai Kim Kui, more than 80 peo­ple com­pris­ing chil­dren, par­ents, for­mer stu­dents and staff were wel­comed by se­nior fire of­fi­cer II Nasir Razali and other fire­fight­ers.

The group was briefed on the ob­jec­tives, func­tions and du­ties of the Fire and Res­cue De­part­ment (Bomba) and its spe­cial teams.

Th­ese in­clude fire pre­ven­tion and ex­tin­guish­ing ser­vices, en­forc­ing laws re­lat­ing to se­cu­rity and fire pre­ven­tion, pro­vid­ing ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive hu­man­i­tar­ian ser­vices.

Ac­cord­ing to Nasir, the duty of Bomba is com­pre­hen­sive and not lim­ited to erad­i­cate fire.

“Some of our tasks are to catch snakes, res­cue trapped per­sona, flood op­er­a­tion, ac­ci­dents and so on. We take our job se­ri­ously even when we had to res­cue a cat trapped on a tree,” he said.

Dur­ing the visit, chil­dren were taught about self-res­cue in the event of a fire, the cor­rect way of us­ing fire ex­tin­guisher and what they should do to avoid fire. They toured the con­trol room and were briefed on Emer­gency Med­i­cal Res­cue Ser­vices ve­hi­cles, Fire Res­cue Ten­der and given the op­por­tu­nity to try the slid­ing pole and wa­ter hose.

The trip ended with lunch at Ken­tucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Ta­man Sel­era here.

A fire­man as­sists the chil­dren with the wa­ter hose.

Splish, splash! What a way to end the trip.

A kid hav­ing a go at the slid­ing pole un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a fire­man.

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