Dept all set for the monsoon

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  • Saturday, 27 Oct 2012

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Fire and Rescue Department has stepped up its preparations for the monsoon season especially in the east coast.

“We have 500 boats to be deployed at places which need them the most,” its director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Wan Mohd Nor said the department would deploy helicopters as well as lorries in cases of emergencies during the floods.

“Major floods are expected to occur in the middle of November in Terengganu and other east coast states. I have told the personnel to be vigilant and not take anything for granted,” he said.

Wan Mohd Nor said the leave for all personnel had been frozen after Hari Raya Haji.

He also said that firemen would further improve their response time to within 10 minutes after receiving a distress call.

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