Four staff from Megalift Sdn Bhd and 13 employees from Mersee Engineering Sdn Bhd took part in a three-day fire course on fire marshal's duties in fire prevention and safety.
The course which started on Tuesday was conducted at the Fire and Rescue Station in Kuala Belait.
Apart from providing fire prevention knowledge and basic skills, the course aimed to familiarise participants with fire marshall's responsibilities.
The Assistant Commanding Officer of Operation 'B' Fire and Rescue Department, Wan Julaini bin Wan Ibrahim, said the course provides demonstration of rescuing victims suffering minor injuries during a fire breakout as well as how to perform a CPR and taught them the appropriate methods to carry, connect and roll a firehose as well as the proper procedures in evacuating a burning building and correct use of different types of fire extinguishers.
At the course, participants also took part in various fire marshall drills, where they are required to provide instructions to people inside the building to evacuate and observe that all doors are closed and electrical switches are turned off.
Participants have also been trained to make 995 emergency calls and act as a source of information for Fire and Rescue officers when responding to an emergency.
He further added that the course provides exposure and basic knowledge on the perils of fire and mishaps as well as to identify fire preventive and protection systems and fire fighting customs.
He also highlighted that depending on the number of floors in each building, each floor must at least have two fire marshals.