Fire safety drill held at Larkin bus terminal

A mock fire being put out during the drill at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Baru.

A FIRE drill was conducted at the Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Baru as part of a training exercise for its employees.

Larkin Sentral manager Mohd Helmi Mohd Affendi said it was important that all staff be equipped with fire safety knowledge to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

“Forty-two members of our Emergency Response Team (ERT), including officials from the building management, our employees, service contractors and bus drivers, were involved in the exercise.

“The purpose was to train the ERT team to act promptly and administer first aid in case of an emergency or disaster within the terminal,” he said when met during the exercise.

Mohd Helmi explained that during the fire drill, employees were also updated on the latest safety and security measures that had been put in place.

“Visitors and passengers at the terminal were notified of the exercise in advance.

“Safety and security are paramount in our industry.

“Regular drills assist us in improving our standards,” he said.

The drill was also part of the requirement set by the Fire and Rescue Department to renew the building’s fire certificate as a guarantee of its operational safety. — By A THIRUMALNI

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