BATU PAHAT: The Fire and Rescue Department is ready to deploy around 600 student auxiliary fire officers to help its 24,000 officers and personnel with operations during the ongoing North-East Monsoon. Its deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Nor Hisham Mohammad said these auxiliary firefighters were from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). "However, these auxiliaries must register at their local fire station first to enable them to join firefighters on duty. In the meantime, Nor Hisham said the department's personnel on duty during the monsoon season comprised 14,500 permanent officers and personnel, 2,000 auxiliary firefighters and nearly 8,000 volunteer firefighters, with 1,150 assets on standby. "UTHM has produced the highest number of auxiliaries and as of today, 268 have been commissioned, while the rest are from Usim and UiTM.
Source: The Star November 14, 2023 01:42 UTC