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Sejingkat Power Corporation Team Recognised for Effective Fire Emergency Preparedness Response
15 AUGUST 2020
At the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department headquarters in Kuching yesterday, nine personnel from the Sejingkat Power Corporation (SPC) Emergency Response Team were recognised for their effective response in the fire incident at the 210MW Sejingkat Power Station on Thursday.
The team was commended for their ability to control the fire from spreading to other parts of the building and machinery and with no reported injuries, before the arrival of the Fire and Rescue team.
Presenting the certificate of appreciation to the SPC Emergency Response Team was the Director of Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, Tuan Khirudin bin Drahman@Hussaini.
The fire was first detected at 5:45am and the Sejingkat Emergency Response Team was immediately activated to execute the appropriate responses and recovery procedures.
The Fire and Rescue team was called in for further assistance and the fire was successfully extinguished within an hour after the fire was first detected. The cause of the fire incident is still under investigation.
Sarawak Energy’s Group Chief Executive Officer Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili applauded the Sejingkat team’s courage and readiness in coordinating and executing the appropriate responses with safety, speed and precision in the incident and the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department for their help in containing the fire.
“We must be prepared for any eventualities by thorough preparation and contingency planning by being vigilant and committed to workplace safety so that we can keep our people and neighbouring community safe," said Sharbini.
James Ung, Chief Executive Officer of SEB Power, generation arm of Sarawak Energy thanked the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department for their prompt action in helping to extinguish the fire.
Tigang ak Doris Debong, the Commander in-charge of the Sejingkat Power Corporation Emergency Response Team (right) receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Director of Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, Tuan Khirudin bin Drahman@Hussaini (center).
Sejingkat Power Corporation Emergency Response Team and Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department pose in a group picture. (Note: Masks were only removed for photo session)
The 210MW Sejingkat Power Station is Sarawak’s first coal-fired plant.