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Tag: Fire and Rescue Department

Adib inquest now a troubling, tangled web

How did a simple inquest into the death of a fireman become a complicated and potentially explosive affair?

Sabah to have nation’s first water village fire-fighting unit

The unit, to be based in Semporna, will focus on fire fighting and rescue operations in the many water settlements in Sabah.

Drowning tragedy a first for the department, says DG

Mohammad Hamdan Wahid says the department has never lost so many personnel at the same time before.

Everything on Cradle murder case sent to cops, says fire dept

The Fire and Rescue Department says the information will be used as evidence in court.

Fire razes squatter area, leaving 500 homeless

More than 150 houses were destroyed in the blaze in Likas, near Kota Kinabalu.

Zahid: 400 tahfiz schools yet to register

Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi calls for private tahfiz schools to register with authorities to ensure safety of students.

Minister says no foul play in EPF building blaze

Noh Omar says blaze was caused by a contractor carrying out repair work who did not know the cladding material was flammable.

Damage restricted to exterior only, says EPF

Computer data were never in any danger of being compromised by the fire as servers are in a secure remote location, it says.

Only 80 out of 1,238 tahfiz schools with building approval

Minister Noh Omar says the centres have been given 90-180 days to rectify the issue.

40% tahfiz schools do not comply with safety measures

Fire and Rescue Department DG says school managements have been given a maximum of six months to fully comply with the department's specifications.

Fire dept: Grilles an issue at most Penang tahfiz schools

Fire superintendent Mohd Syafiq Mohd Jamil says hydrants are also located too far from schools, and suggests they be installed closer.

Minister: Tahfiz school did not have permit

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Noh Omar says plan submitted to fire and rescue department didn't match current design of the building.

Body of third Sungai Lipis drowning victim found

Fire and Rescue Department says search team found the body of G K Easwer, 15, on the riverbed at a depth of four metres.

Rooftop rescue for bungling burglar

Firemen climb up to the roof to arrest and tie up the burglar before carrying him down.

Bomba: Tow truck guys never asked for payment before

Media reported Fire and Rescue Department took some time to remove bodies of victims in Jempol accident as tow truck operators were concerned over payment.

Manhole death: Son working part-time to earn extra income

The mother of Mohamad Nur Syafiq, who died after falling into a manhole in Ipoh, says her son needed the extra money for his two daughters.

Tragic end for two workers after fall down manhole

Two men aged 27 die during maintenance works down a manhole in front of a shopping mall in Ipoh.

Floods: Most victims return home from relief centres

Authorities declare homes in flood affected places safe to return as victims leave relief centres in Sabah, Kelantan, and Terengganu.

Firemen go out on a limb to save lives

So far this year, the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department has stopped 36 people from committing suicide.

Health minister: 48 hospitals to undergo safety audit

Hospitals over 50 years old are to be audited including the 136-year-old Batu Gajah Hospital, Balik Pulau Hospital, Penang Hospital and Perlis Hospital.

Bomba’s one-stop centre offers relief to victims of tragedies

Victims or next of kin of fires and accidents, can seek counselling, aid, support and information 24/7 from the scene of an incident or at any fire and rescue station.

Missing senior citizen found dead

The 62-year-old man, who has been missing since Monday, was found dead two kilometres from the place he was last seen.

Storm lashes federal capital, trees fall on cars

Fire and Rescue Department reports 10 incidents of falling trees and damaged property throughout the Klang Valley.

Any loss of a firehouse dog is devastating for handlers

Families that get back the remains of their lost ones are really appreciative of the important role these dogs play.