Mosar gets rescue paraphernalia

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  • Saturday, 25 Mar 2017

Mosar personnel being trained to use the breathing apparatus.

KOTA KINABALU: Members of Sabah’s own Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) are now better equipped to handle any situation on Mount Kinabalu. They have been provided breathing apparatus to be used in their operations at the nation’s tallest peak.

Some 26 Mosar personnel recently underwent training to use the breathing apparatus at Ranau in the mountain’s foothills.

Ranau Fire and Rescue Services Department officer in charge Jimmy Lagung said the breathing apparatus were usually used by firefighters when they enter a burning structure.

“It is used in situations where oxygen is limited, Mosar members are being trained so that they are prepared for any eventuality such as a fire,” he said.

He said this was part of the process of Mosar members to continually upgrade their knowledge and skills.

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