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Only a fraction of houses insured against fires

LAST YEAR, about RM3.31bil worth of property was destroyed in fire-related incidents, according to statistics from the Fire and Rescue Department. What is even more alarming is that only two million out of eight million homes in the country are insured, said its director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid. “Many people think such a disaster will…
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Don’t take fire safety for granted

FIRE and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Muhammad Hamdan Wahid revealed on April 3 that about 140 out of 650 government buildings nationwide have yet to be issued a fire certificate (FC), and 39 of those buildings are located in the country’s administrative capital, Putrajaya. It was reported that the department would adopt a more aggressive…
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Girl dies in house fire

SHAH ALAM, Dec 17  (Bernama) – A seven-year-old girl died, while her father and a younger brother sustained serious burns when a fire broke out in a bedroom of a two-storey bungalow in Section 12 here late yesterday. The girl, identified as Daaniys (rpt: Daaniys) Humayra Mohd Shafie, died during treatment at Shah Alam Hospital, where her…
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Fire breaks out in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

6 November 2018: A shoe shop in a popular shopping mall caught on fire. “A fire occurred at a storeroom of a branded shoe shop on the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid. There are no victims,” said a Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson. The fire was successfully extinguished at around 5.53pm, with the help of…
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laundry centre on fire, customer hurted

A woman who suffered 50 per cent burns in a fire at a 24-hour self-service Laundrybar outlet in Taman Jinjang last night is in a stable condition. “It comes as a real shock to us as we are one of the pioneers in the business here and have always practised the strictest safety measures at…
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Flammable cladding panels fuelled the EPF building blaze

The cladding panels used on the exterior of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) building in Jalan Gasing did not meet fire safety requirements, said Fire and Rescue Department deputy director-general Datuk Soiman Jahid. Initial investigations revealed that the fire started on the first floor, where maintenance work was being carried out to the exterior of…
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Understand the major causes of fire

FAULTY electrical sources are the No. 1 cause of fires in the country, with more than 5,300 cases recorded in the past three years. Of the number, more than 1,000 buildings were razed as a result of short circuits, triggered either by overloading, faulty electrical appliances or wiring. Statistics provided by the Fire and Rescue…
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Fire Extinguisher for all home in the future

The Fire and Rescue Department is in the midst of drawing up plans to introduce this legal provision, which currently only exists in some state laws, at the federal level. Once passed, those who purchased houses from 2012 could ask from their housing developers for a fire extinguishing unit. Others would need to buy it…
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