Bomba To Expand Safety Awareness Programme

MIRI: The Zone 6 Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) plans to expand its safety awareness programme to include more longhouses and charity homes in the Miri Division.

Its station chief Supt Law Poh Kiong revealed that in 2017, the department conducted various community services including safety awareness programmes in rural areas in Baram and several other rural areas.

Bomba Zone 6 had conducted safety awareness programmes at 120 longhouses in the vicinity of Baram, Bario, Lambir, Bakong, Suai and other areas in the zone last year. This year, we intend to increase the number.

We also wish to contribute and provide assistance to various charitable homes, Law said during a visit to the Morsjaya community-based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) here Thursday.

According to Law, the visit to meet with the supervisor and members of the centre and inform them that PDK Morsjaya will be one of the beneficiaries of proceeds from the Bomba Run to be held on May 13 this year.

We found out that PDK Morsjaya needs resources to carry out its daily activities. With this charity run, we will then be able to collect donations to assist the centre in its activities, he said.

Law, who was accompanied by personnel from Bomba Zone 6 public awareness division Mohd Nazmi Nawang and several other firefighters also visited Pusat Jagaan Anak Kesayangan Kami in Pujut. Law said they were targeting a total of 2, 500 participants for the upcoming Bomba Run.

We hope to collect over RM15, 000 to help the charitable homes and have some fund for our Fire Safety Awareness Campaign, he said.

The presence of personnel from Bomba Miri and the department’s mascot Eddie the Squirrel brought smiles to children at PDK Morsjaya. Besides being a platform for better interaction among the personnel and children, the visit was also meant to inspect the centre to ensure that it is safe.

Meanwhile those who wish to participate in the Bomba Run 4.0 can visit http://bulatanparkrunnersclub.com/larianbomba for more information.

Source: Sarawak Government