KOTA KINABALU – The first Fire drill was held for the first time in school of SK Unggun Menggatal, today.
It was held in collaboration between school teachers and Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) with Sembulan KK fireman as well as KK and Alam Mesra police officer.
The fire drill demonstration which started at 9am involved 224 pupils who were moved to a safer place in 9.01am.
According to the school principal, Jenier Subeh, it took five minutes to empty all the six classrooms by 14 teachers.
Volunteer firefighter arrived at 9.10am and rescued a woman teacher as well as identified five male pupils who were trapped with a male teacher in the staff room.
Fourteen Sembulan KK firemen arrived at 9.22am and rescued all the victims. The fire drill ended at 9.40am.
Jenier said they had chosen Monday to perform the demonstration in order to experience real fire situation during school period.
“One of our students fainted at the gathering site. This is really a real scenario and we glad that we demonstrated the handling of this matter,” he said.
PIBG’s President, Kassim Utuduki said the school environment was overcrowded and there were insufficient facilities for all the 558 pupils which led to many constraints during the fire drill in the school.
Jenier said they encountered many restrictions during the session and planned to send another application to the relevant authorities to upgrade the school facilities.-By Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah