Students taking the Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DIOSH) at SEGi College Sarawak took a fun trip to a fire station at Tabuan Jaya.
This was a great opportunity for the students to learn about fire safety and the procedures and equipment necessary for putting out fires.
Besides being taken on a tour of the fire station and being briefed about fire protocol, the students also had an interesting and eye-opening time putting on firefighting suits, sitting in the fire trucks, and witnessing the firefighters while they handled the emergency hotline.
According to the annual report released by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysia witnessed a total of 40,246 fire incidents in 2019. Among these incidents, 10,461 cases were classified as structural fires, which encompassed fires occurring in buildings and other structures.
Unfortunately, the year also recorded 224 fire-related fatalities and 450 cases of injuries. The statistics shed light on the significance of fire safety measures and the need for increased awareness and preparedness to prevent such incidents and protect lives and properties in the country.