MIRI: Amateur radio clubs from Sabah and Sarawak together with Bomba units are carrying out a natural disaster and emergency simulation exercise here.
The exercise is in preparation for any eventuality with the coming monsoon season.
The radio clubs and Bomba units are coordinating communication linkages so that they can assist each other and other government agencies in times of floods or landslides in remote areas.
Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong joined
the radio clubs testing their radio communication devices along the Miri beachfront.
He also shared details of the exercise with Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department unit heads on Sunday (Nov 11).
The amateur radio units from Sarawak taking part in the simulation exercise are from Miri, Baram, Kuching, Sibu and Bintulu.
The teams taking part from Sabah are the amateur radio clubs in Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Kimanis as well as from 11 other districts.
The exercise will last 19 hours.