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JBPM installs 62 life-saving kits nationwide

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 24 — The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) has installed 62 kits of Life-Saving Appliances (LiSA) in hotspots throughout the country including rivers, rapids, waterfalls and beaches.

The kits can be used by rescuers during emergency incidents such as drowning and water surges while waiting for rescue personnel to arrive.

Its director-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said the early emergency kit contained rescue equipment including ropes, life jackets, buoys and first aid kits, adding that it would also send an emergency signal to the nearest fire station.

“When the glass is smashed, the kit will alert the nearest fire station and the Global Positioning System (GPS) installed in the kit will inform firemen of the location,” he told reporters after attending the JBPM award ceremony here today.

Mohammad Hamdan said the JBPM team would also continue to increase checks especially at flood and landslide hotspots throughout the country.

He said to conduct the checks the department would obtain information from the Minerals and Geoscience Department as well as the Department of Irrigation and Drainage.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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