KOTA TINGGI: Two fire stations in the Pengerang area are expected to be fully operational within the next month or two to cater to the rapidly expanding Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) and its surrounding areas.
Johor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director Datuk Yahaya Madis said the department was awaiting staffing approval for the B-class Sungai Rengit Fire and Rescue Station, while the staffing process for C-Class Sebana Cove Fire and Rescue Station had been completed.“As the fire equipment and trucks are already in place, we will assign officers.
“As for the posts, we will structure accordingly from existing ones and at the same time, those still waiting for placement. About 1,000 new recruits are undergoing training at the fire academy nationwide.
“So, when they are done, some of them will be stationed here, ” Yahaya said after the Rengit and Sebana Cove Fire and Rescue Stations project handover ceremony in Pengerang near here.
Also present was Housing and Local Government Ministry’s Project Development and Implementation Division secretary Kamaruzaman Umar.
Yahaya said there were three fire and rescue stations (including Sungai Rengit and Sebana Cove) in Pengerang and one of them, the Punggai Fire and Rescue Station, became fully operational since August last year.
He said the three fire stations would be able to shorten the response time in the area by 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, Yahaya said another fire station was under construction in Bandar Tenggara, which was expected to be completed by the end of next year. – Bernama
The three fire stations will be able to shorten the response time in the area by 10 minutes.
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