Bandar Seri Begawan - Fifty-eight first class fire fighters have been promoted to leading fire fighters in a ceremony held yesterday, in recognition of their sacrifices and increasing capabilities through their active participation in courses; within and outside the country.
The promotion was also in line with the strategic action plan of the Fire and Rescue Department to increase its capability and efficiency in human resource development. The promotion was already in effect starting July 17.
The guest of honour, who presented the insignias of promotion, was Lim Hock Guan, the Acting Director of the Fire and Rescue Department. Also present were senior officials from the department.
Held at the Rimba Fire Station, the promotion serves to be a motivation for the recipients to further increase their commitment, quality, productivity and quality of work towards achieving the vision and mission of the department.
Among the promoted officers were two female fire-fighters, Nurmunirah binti Abdullah and Siti Rosita binti Hj Md Yusuff.
Siti Rosita binti Hj Md Yusuff, in an interview, shared the past challenges she faced in her early career.
"It was tough, especially in attending to emergency calls in the early days of my career. We have to attend to injuries, especially on female victims. Flashes of car accident scenes often appeared in my head and stayed there for a few days. It was a tough experience in the beginning," she said.
She also credited her husband and family for being supportive of her job.
With the promotion, she hopes to work harder in providing better quality services to serve the people of the nation.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin