KUANTAN: The Pahang Malaysian Fireplace and Rescue Division (JBPM) is aiming to arrange 12 extra volunteer fireplace brigades (PBS) all through the state, for sooner response time.
State Native Authorities, Housing, Surroundings and Inexperienced Know-how Committee chairman Datuk Seri Johari Harun mentioned the function of PBS is essential in rural areas distant from common fireplace stations.
Up to now, there are 30 lively PBS within the state with 13 of them in Bentong, Jerantut and Raub, with a complete of 702 insured volunteer firefighters.
“PBS capabilities as the primary responder earlier than the arrival of the fireplace brigade and there are principally established in rural areas and within the western components of Pahang. The variety of PBS must be elevated particularly in districts with giant areas comparable to Lipis which solely has one PBS, Felda areas in addition to distant areas distant from fireplace stations,” he mentioned on the handing over ceremony of grants to the state’s PBS on the Pahang JBPM headquarters right here as we speak.
Thirty PBS obtained a grant of RM3,000 every from the Ministry of Native Authorities Improvement (KPKT) and RM2,000 from the state authorities.
Additionally current was Pahang JBPM director Datuk Dr Wan Mohammad Zaidi Wan Isa who confused the necessity to determine the institution of PBS in distant areas greater than 25 km away from the closest fireplace station. –Bernama