KOTA KINABALU: The year 2015 was a year of numerous achievements for Sabah JBPM Department.
These milestones include the setting up of the Mountain Search and Rescue (MoSAR PBB) to give quick response for incidents happening at Mount Kinabalu.
Sabah JBPM Director, PKPJB Nordin bin Pauzi, said the department needs to work hard especially during disasters as the state’s geography may cause relief to arrive late.
“JBPM will face a challenging situation in 2016 following the El-Nino forecast. It will affect the state which is already at risk for forest fire,” he said during a press conference for the Sabah JBPM Annual Drill Ceremony at Jalan Likas JBPM Station.
He also said the department will hold the On Fire Protection Challenges and Innovation Seminar at Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort on 18 April to expose its expected 500 participants on safety aspects.
“This seminar is aiming for participation from building owners, engineers, consultants, ERT teams, and anyone related to building safety and fire aspects. The fee is RM500.00 for non members and RM450 for members,” he said.
Based on statistic released by Sabah JBPM, emergency calls increased to 6021 in 2015, compared to 5564 in 2014, with death caused by fire disaster has increased to 33 cases compared to 27 in 2014. –SayangSabah