31 students complete Fire and Rescue course

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THIRTY-ONE students received certificates yesterday for completing a four-month Fire and Rescue course yesterday as part of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College’s (KUPU SB) compulsory co-curricular programme.

“With the knowledge they have learnt, they will be able to calmly handle themselves during a fire or emergency. They will be able to help others avoid panicking and administer first aid and also share what they have learnt with their peers to raise awareness on safety,” said Deputy Director of the Fundamental Knowledge Centre at KUPU SB Dk Zainab Pg Hj Tuah.

Dk Zainab said that the fire and rescue course equips students with valuable skills and information regardless if they pursue a career in Fire and Rescue in the future.

According to Dk Zainab, the four-month course provided students with theoretical knowledge on safety and the ranks of the Fire and Rescue Department.

Students also attended lessons at the Berakas Fire and Rescue Department every Saturday for about three hours where they were trained to use fire hydrants, performed marches and first aid.

Attending the event to present the certificates was Commandant of the Fire and Rescue Training Centre Superintendent Abd Sufriyan Hj Abd Hamid.

Also present were Acting Deputy Ra’es of KUPU SB Ustaz Dr Abang Hj Hadzmin Abang Hj Taha and officials from the Fire and Rescue Department and KUPU SB.

One of the participants of the course, Mohammad Saifullah Rosli, said that the course provided him with valuable insight on proper fire and rescue safety, as well as the opportunity to perform in the march during His Majesty’s Royal Birthday celebration.

Another participant, Nur Syahirah Hj Kahar, said that the course not only provided valuable knowledge such as how to extinguish a fire and first aid treatment but it was also an enjoyable experience.

“People (who are presented this opportunity) should join and learn how to put out a fire and the dos and don’ts during emergency situations, allowing them to give emergency help and (take proper precautions while waiting for help),” she said.

The Brunei Times