MIRI: SM Sains Miri emerged overall champion of the Cadet Bomba competition for Miri zone on Saturday.
In last year’s competition, the school was placed second runner up behind SMK Lutong and SMK Merbau, the champion for 2018.
The school was competing against seven others in the event which involved 300 students.
Meanwhile, SMK Bekenu and SMK Merbau won first and second runners up respectively.
For the record, SMK Merbau was last year’s champion.
The one day fire and rescue competition booth camp programme which wrapped up Saturday evening aimed to train participants on emergency medical services skills, educational experiences, and promoting fire safety training and socialising with peers.
The participating schools were SM Sains Miri, SMK Bekenu, SMK Merbau, SMK Lutong, SMK Agama Miri, SMK Tinjar, SMK Baru Miri and SMK Pujut.
Four categories were competed in – marching discipline, ‘Aspec’ challenge, knot and tying challenge and quizzes for boys, girls and mixed categories.
The programme was also selected eligible participants to represent Miri division at the state-level competition.
Miri Fire zone 6 chief Supt Law Poh Kiong in his opening remarks strongly believed that the programme could nurture and enhance students’ interest in fire safety skills.
He further added since the programme first started a decade ago, the number of schools taking part in the programme had increased, reflecting students’ enthusiasm in fire safety issues.
The programme which was held at Lopeng Fire station was jointly organised by Miri Bomba with the district education department.