A bushfire destroys a bushes and a plantation in a bushfire which occurred recently (Sunday 6 April 2014) in Telisai Village, Tutong. The fire which occurred around 4pm is suspected due to the hot and dry weather condition in the area. A team of firefighters in a fire engine from Tutong Fire Station rushes to the scene after receiving emergency call from the villagers. They had to take swift action in order to prevent the fire affecting several houses at the area. The fire also caused the nearby main road covered by smoke. The firefighters managed to control and extinguish the blaze several minutes later.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) operates several Ford Ranger tactical ambulances. The tactical ambulance is used to provide first aid as well as for evacuation at areas which is inaccessible to domestic ambulance. The ambulance can carry one or two casualty if need arise as well as equipped with typical medical equipment.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In conjunction with its 54th anniversary, Brunei Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) last Tuesday (1 April 2014, Tuesday) held a parade and appreciation day. The ceremony was held at the FRD Training Centre, Lambak Kanan.
Present as guest of honour was Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Othman, Minister of Home Affairs. Also present was Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Lailaraja Mejar Jeneral (R) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awang Halbi bin Hj Mohd Yussof, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, MoHA permanent secretaries Dr Hj Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Awang Hj Abidin and Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Majid bin Mangarshah as well as other FRD officers and guests.
The event started with the mass parade consists of male and female officers and personnel from all the FRD branches in the four districts followed by the speech by the guest of honour. The guest of honour then presented the awards to the exemplary fire stations as well as to the exemplary officers and personnel and members of public who contribute to FRD.
This ceremony concludes with the group photo session of the guest of honour and the FRD officers and personnel which forms the number 54 to symbolize the 54th anniversary. The guest of honour, deputy minister and the permanent secretaries then greet the formation of the FRD officers and personnel who participate the parade.
In conjunction with its 54th anniversary the Brunei Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) this morning (26 March 2014, Wednesday) continues its blood donation drive. The event was held with cooperation from RIPAS hospital Blood Bank at Tutong Fire Station, Operational E command.
Present as special guest to the event was Senior Superintendent of Fire Rescue (SSFR) Tahir Hj Muktal, Operational E command Commanding Officer. The one day blood donation saw the participation of officers and staffs from the E command headquarters, Tutong and Lamunin fire station as well as members of the public. Among the objective of the event was to celebrate the FRD 54th anniversary as well as bind ties with the public through community oriented activities.
The event concluded with the presentation of certificates to donors which was presented by SSFR Tahir Hj Muktal.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Sungai Liang firefighters recently busy extinguishing the forest fire in the "pipe road" opposite to the Brunei LNG (BLNG) entrance road in Lumut, Belait. The operation which had begin yesterday (11 March 2014, Tuesday) saw the firefighters trying to extinguish the fire which had already destroyed the forested areas near the road.
In a visit last Wednesday (12 March 2014, Tuesday) firefighters from Sungai Liang fire station can be seen trying to contain the peat swamp fire which are burning beneath the surface. Thus they had to flood the affected area using the portable pump and monitor. Fortunately there are small river at the site which provide water through the operation. The fire is said to be caused by the current hot and dry weather condition.
According to the firefighters they had to travel inside the forest along with their equipment such as fire hoses, what they worried is that the smoke from the peat swamp fire as it can cause limited visibility to the nearby road if the fire source is not controlled and flooded. They also will be on standby at the site in the morning in order to control the blaze and minimise the smoke emitted from the fire. While at night they had to hold the operation due to the risk from the terrain and dangerous creatures such as snake.
Meanwhile at another incident a bushfire occurred in Sungai Bakong area in Lumut Village, Belait. The fire which occurred around 2:45pm caused the nearby main road are covered with smoke.
A team of firefighters in a fire engine from SPARK Fire Station arrived at the scene and managed to extinguish the blaze which had ravaged several hectares of grass and bushes at the Sungai Bakong riverbank. The quick action also saved the nearby forest behind the Lumut Primary School. Similar incident also occurred at Simpang 638 (pipe maintenance road), Lumut as well as in Sungai Mau village. Those incidents are caused by the current hot and dry weather condition.
Hundreds of Belait District residents last Wednesday (12 March 2014, Wednesday) flocked to the Seria Fire Station, Seria Town for the Open Station in conjunction with 54th anniversary celebration of the Brunei Fire and Rescue Department (FRD).
The open station was the continuation of similar event which was held on 9th March, present as special guest to the event was Awg Hj.Haris bin Othman, Belait District Officer. Also present was Senior Superintendent Fire Rescue (SSFR) Abd Azis bin Hj Mohammad, B Operational command commanding officer, Awg Hj.Jamail bin Hj.Linap, Penghulu of Mukim Seria, FRD officers as well as guest from Belait District government departments and private companies.
The event started with the guest of honour inspecting the parade of Seria Fire Station personnel followed by a group photo session. The guest of honour then viewed several programmes during the events such as the Senior Citizen care programme facilitated by Operational B command and Department of Community Development (JAPEM), Belait District for mukim Seria.
The guest of honor then continues to view the special exhibition with several themes such as fire engines and special appliances exhibition, fire safety, technical and high angle rescue, Hazardous Material (HAZMAT), water rescue and three exhibition from fire safety equipment vendors. The special guest also entertained by the special performance by FRD band as well as high rise rescue demonstration.
For the visitors various activities are held such as fun fair, life air pack jump, turntable ladder (TTL) ride, flying fox, exhibitions and band performance. The exhibition is held by several FRD sections such as Diving Unit (Berakas Fire Station), fire bikers, SPARK Sg Liang Fire Station and FRD band.
Meanwhile at other section of the station the Senior Citizen care programme which was held by B command (Lifesaver 995) and JAPEM Belait continues for the Mukim Seria. The event was facilitated by Dyg Noridah Ishak from JAPEM Belait and Station Officer (SO) Muhamad Ali Hassan. They were briefed on the facilities provided by JAPEM as well as fire safety at home and workplace. The senior citizen are also given chance to use the fire extinguishers and fire blanket to extinguish fire.
Friday, March 14, 2014
A community programme for senior citizen was held this morning (5 March 2014, Wednesday) for Mukim Liang, Belait. The event was held with the theme “Kami Memeduli Biskita” (We care on you) at Sungai Liang Fire Station with cooperation from Operational B command Belait District and Belait Community Development Department (JAPEM).
Present at the event was Yang Berhormar Awg Hj.Shafiee bin Ahmad, Legislative Council Member who is also Lumut 1 village head, Senior Superintendent Fire Rescue (SSFR) Awg Abdul Azis bin Hj.Mohamad, Commanding Officer Operational B command, Hj.Abdul Hamid bin Hj.Mumin, Mukim Liang Penghulu as well as officers and staffs of Operational B command, JAPEM and invited senior citizens who are the recipients of Old Pension Scheme.
The event started with the group photo session followed by a dialogue facilitated by Dyg Noridah binti Hj.Ishak, JAPEM Belait community development officer, Dr Hjh Budi Rusitawati binti Hj Budi Ismardi, invited health speaker and Station Officer (SO) Muhamad Ali bin Hassan, Station Commander of Sg Liang Fire Station.
In the JAPEM Belait session the talk highlighted various services which are currently and planned for senior citizens in Brunei such as youth volunteers and senior citizens welfare. While Dr Hjh Budi Rusitawati deliver a talk titled “Sihat Sejahtera di Usia Emas” (Healthy although ageing) which call the senior citizens not to practice unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking, less or no exercice, unbalanced diet and others. She also stated that the senior citizen can stay healthy if they practice well balanced diet, exercise regularly and practice healthy lifestyle.
SO Muhd Ali Hassan deliver a talk on Brunei Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) responsibility to community such as responding to firefighting and rescue calls as well as special services calls. The senior citizen are also given knowledge on fire prevention such as to check their gas bank hoses for leak, fire sources such as candles, oil lamp, vegetation burning and what to do in case of fire. A question and answer session were also held where the senior citizen rises several issues such as welfare, healthcare products and wild animal such as monkeys which sometimes entering houses.
The programme concluded with a practical session where the senor citizens were given chance to try themselves the fire extinguishers and fire blanket to extinguish fire. They also view themselves the latest fire engine in FRD fleet which are used by SPARK Sungai Liang fire station namely the Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Tender, Rescue Tender (RT) and Emergency Tender (ET) which are specially exhibited for them during the programme.
Such programme are the continuation of community oriented programme held by Lifesaver 995 team Sg Liang fire station which participated in the Excellence Working Team (KKC). The programme will continue in all mukim in Belait such as Mukim Seria in Seria Fire Station (in conjunction with FRD 54th anniversary fire station open house) Mukim Sukang, Melilas and Bukit Sawat at the Sukang Long House, Mukim Labi in Labi Fire Station before concluded on April in Mukim Pekan Belait.