New fire station in Puchong

Stately: The fire station is located at Jalan Bandar Dua of Pusat Bandar Puchong.

AFTER years of waiting, Puchong residents finally have a fire station to call their own.

The station, which sits on a piece of 1.01ha land on Jalan Bandar Dua in Pusat Bandar Puchong, has started its operation since last Friday.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Soiman Jahid said with the new station, the response time of the team during emergencies in Puchong would be shortened by five to 10 minutes.

“Before this, the fire stations in Serdang, Petaling Jaya and Subang had to help out in Puchong area.

“Now, the team from this fire station will respond to the emergencies in all 20 areas in Puchong within 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the traffic situation,” he said.

Staffed by 30 firemen, the fire station is equipped with two Grade B fire engines to cater for the township, which is considered to have medium risk of emergency.

“Should there be a need to use the skylift to rescue victims from highrise buildings, the Petaling Jaya fire station will be called,” Soiman said.

Selangor MCA Youth chief Dr Kow Cheong Wei welcomed the opening of the station at the strategic location after a three-month delay.

He said the project was initiated by the then Serdang MP Datuk Yap Pian Hon and supported by former Housing and Local Government Ministers Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting and Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

Kow suggested that sirens be installed at Persiaran Wawasan to alert the road users, in addition to the traffic lights in front of the fire station.

Besides, he also called for the forming of volunteer firemen team to work together with the fire station headed by Abdul Manaf Che Isa.

Soiman said there are 30 such teams in Selangor and regular trainings are given.

“They are also provided with machineries to take care of the situation before the arrival of the fire and rescue team, especially at places far from the station,” he said.

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