Johor gets first female Fire and Rescue Dept director

JOHOR BARU: Siti Rohani Nadir has created history in Johor by being appointed as the state’s Fire and Rescue Department's first female director.

Siti Rohani, who is also the second woman in the country to helm such a role under the department, said that she was prepared to take on the challenge and give her fullest commitment.

"There are not that many female officers under the department. Women officers only make up 4% compared to men in the department.

"However, I do not see this as an issue. At the end of the day, the job is the same whether you are male or female.

"I understand that my role as the state director will require me to give my fullest commitment and I am grateful that I have received the fullest support of my family to carry on my responsibility," she added.

She said this in a press conference after clocking in for the first time at the Johor Fire and Rescue Department headquarters here on Wednesday (June 7).

Siti Rohani, who started her career with the department in Negri Sembilan in 1997, said that she will continue carrying on programmes and policies that are progressing well in Johor.

"For now, I will continue with the ongoing policies and programmes before later identifying the direction for Johor.

"Johor is a large state and there will be some challenges that we will need to face, including in terms of manpower and preparation for the ongoing monsoon," she said.

The 52-year-old newly minted director who hails from Parit Sulong, Batu Pahat, previously served in the department's fire safety division at its headquarters before assuming her new position here.

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