Stinging problem in Terengganu

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

Md Hilman (second from left) handing over a Fire Response Vehicle to Kuala Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department chief Rozizah Abni Hajar. — Bernama

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) has handled 106 cases involving stinging insects such as bees and hornets so far this year.

Its director Md Hilman Abd Rashid said they recorded 19 cases in January, February (11 cases), March (17 cases), April (15 cases) and May (44 cases).

“I advise the public to avoid going near bees or hornets hives as it can be dangerous.

“If nests are found, call the Fire and Rescue Department. We will respond immediately and clear the nests,” he said after handing over new fire engines at a ceremony in Kuala Terengganu fire station.

Md Hilman said during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season, the department recorded 417 cases of fire compared to 345 cases reported last year.

“Most of the cases this year involved fires in houses.

“Maybe it was due to cooking and making cookies at home for Raya.

Public advised to avoid going near bee hives as it can be dangerous. — FilepicPublic advised to avoid going near bee hives as it can be dangerous. — Filepic

“Do not use too many electrical appliances at any one time as this causes excessive usage of electricity and may lead to problems.

“Other causes of fires include illegal wiring and connections,” said Md Hilman

At the handover ceremony, Kuala Terengganu and Chukai fire stations received a Fire Response Vehicle (FRV) each.

The FRV vehicles are equipped with first-aid kits, hose, water pumps and ladders for volunteer firefighters to provide early assistance in the case of emergencies. — Bernama

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