All the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) volunteer teams in the Santubong Parliamentary constituency are urged to be pro-active such as their fellow FRD volunteer team from Kampung Bako Indah who had advanced ahead further by emerging as the first FRD volunteer team in Sarawak to own its own FRD mini station.
Member of Parliament for Santubong Datuk Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar made this compliment adding that the achievement by Kampung Bako Indah would be the benchmark for all other FRD volunteer to achieve in the future.
“Although the establishment of the Kampung Bako Indah volunteer mini FR station is a collaboration project between the State government (providing the site for the station) and State FRD (providing the fund for the building), it is the true hard work and dedication by each of the members of the Kampung Bako Indah FRD volunteer themselves that had enabled this success.”
Junaidi, who is also the Deputy Speaker of Parliament said this in his speech during the Gotong Royong Project of building the mini volunteer FRD mini station at Kampung Bako Indah near here on Sunday morning.
The establishment of the villages’ volunteer FRD mini station was initiated by Junaidi by seeking a suitable land from the government and allocating RM10,000 grant for the organisation and in addition of RM18,000 funding of building material by the State FRD.
The single storey building, which would have its own office and operation room with a car porch for the Proton-Arena FRD volunteer mobile is expected to be completed by the end of December this year.
Meanwhile, Sarawak’s State FRD Director Nor Hisyam Mohammad who also attended the officiating ceremony in his opening speech thanked the Kampung Bako Indah volunteer FRD team for the assistances and involvement in combating fire incidents, minimising the devastation caused by the aftermaths.
“Since the establishments of the Kampung Bako Indah volunteer FRD team in 2008, the team comprising of 34 members led by Noh Yahim have been directly involved in 14 fire incidents with two of the incidents they handsomely controlled by themselves and this is quite an achievement for a volunteer unit.”
“I can pledge that the Kampung Bako Indah volunteer FRD team is among the best and active FRD volunteer unit in Sarawak and this had enabled them to be chosen as the first unit to have its own FRD mini station,” he added.
Nor Hisyam disclosed that in the latest development, the federal FRD will start issuing RM3,000 grant to volunteer unit by next year and also each and every members of the FRD volunteer unit will be covered under an Insurance normally for the fireman.