KUCHING: The Padungan fire station has received three battery-powered sprayers from Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Kuching Branch.
With the three additional sprayers, the fire station will have five sprayers altogether, in which it will be used by the firemen to carry out sanitation and disinfection work at shops or eateries.
SUPP Kuching Branch treasurer Jong Yean Pin and SUPP Kuching Branch Youth Section assistant publicity secretary Eric Tay Tze Kok were present to handover the sprayers to Padungan fire station chief Melvin Amuk at the Padungan fire station, Jalan Padungan yesterday (May 15).
Melvin said that the sprayers from SUPP Kuching Branch was timely as currently the fire station only has two sprayers, while several sprayers were damaged due to the disinfectant’s effect on the plastic surface of the sprayers.
“We want to thank SUPP Kuching Branch for their contribution under their community programme this morning,” he said.
Melvin shared that when a premises is visited by a Covid-19 positive individual, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) or the Ministry of Health (MOH) will notify them and they will immediately go to the location to disinfect the premises.
“During the Covid-19 pandemic, the fire department headquarters in West Malaysia does assist Sarawak but it is even better when the local communities could come forward to assist us by providing the necessary equipment.
“For the Padungan fire station, we are still in need of face masks, hand gloves, and disinfectant,” he said.
At the same time, Jong said the party branch will try their best to assist the fire station as they are not only responsible for putting out fires but also carrying out disinfection works.
“We appreciate their efforts, so today we came to hand over three sprayers. We will look at the needs of the fire station here first, and if other fire stations need assistance, we will do our best to help,” he said.