by Balqis Jazimah Zahari
IPOH:IPOH: The Fire Safety Campaign in conjunction with the Festive Season with hoteliers was launched at the Casuarina Meru Hotel Lobby here today.
The chairman of the state Housing and Local Government Committee, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching was present to complete the launch ceremony.
Sandrea said that this program aims to provide awareness to hotel visitors about the dangers of fire and the procedures that need to be taken in the event of a fire emergency through a digital campaign with the showing of a ‘fire safety video at the hotel’.
“With the knowledge of ways to prevent fires through short videos shown on hotel premises, at least it can reduce the increasing number of fire cases and can reduce the risk of loss of life and loss of property.
“Firemen are responsible for extinguishing fires when they are called or receive fire calls, but the responsibility to ensure the safety of visitors and customers is the responsibility of the operators and occupants of the hotel premises themselves.
“Thus, in order to ensure that the hotel premises are safe from the danger of fire, it is important for every layer of society to have fire prevention knowledge,” she said during speech.
Also present, Perak Fire Department Director, Azmi Osman and Perak State Malaysian Budget & Business Hotel Association Chairman, Zamari Muhyi.
She said, this program is a good enough effort to expand public awareness of how important is fire prevention and proper actions in case of emergency.
In the meantime, she said, his side also expects all government agencies, statutory bodies, private parties and other voluntary bodies to always work together to prepare a disaster management system and also hold joint training so that they can move in line with the scope of their respective work tasks.
“This is because of the weather and natural factors at this point where a lot happens beyond our expectations. Therefore, all rescue agencies must be ready whenever needed either in the form of membership or logistical equipment.
“I also call out on the head of the fire station together with the residents’ representatives to establish more Community Fire Brigades in village areas and housing areas, with my hope that a community fire brigade will be established in one residential area or village.
“This can provide early exposure to the form of emergency assistance before the arrival of the fire brigade and other rescue teams,” she said.