Bidor Fire and Rescue Station here emerged as the overall winner of Zone 4 of the Firefighters and Rescue Exercise Challenge (FAREX), by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (FRDM), Perak.
The brilliant and agile members of the fire station who won gold in the FAREX Ultimate and FAREX Confine categories managed to outshine the other six teams.
At the competition held at Tapah Fire & Rescue Station yesterday, six fire stations under Zone 4 took part including Tapah, Bidor, Slim River, Tanjung Malim, Teluk Intan and Hutan Melintang.
The prize-giving ceremony was officiated by FRDM Perak Zone 4 Chief Khairil Adli Zakaria who was also attended by Assistant Director of the FRDM Perak Training Division, Muhamad Sharizal Aris.
Bidor Fire and Rescue Station Chief Muhammad Asyraf Mat Isa said his team’s victory was obtained through Mohammad Shafifi Mazlan in the Ultimate and Mohd. Izzat Abdul Hamid belongs to the Confine category.
He said the victory allowed his team to represent Zone 4 to compete in a state-level challenge expected later this month.
“The success of the members in this competition is the result of continuous training to ensure that they are able to show their best in the face of the opposition.
“In fact, for the next level of competition at the state level, we hope the members’ stamina is at their best including making use of various strategies and tactics to win,” he said.
Commenting on the competition, Muhammad Asyraf said the first competition for Zone 4 was attended by 35 officials from six stations.
He said the three categories competed were FAREX Ultimate, FAREX Confine and FAREX Rapid, each of which tested the level of competence and efficiency of firefighters.
“The competition was held to assess the competencies and competencies of members and teams in the field of fire operations, which is the department’s core service.
“In addition, it also aims to enhance the spirit of cooperation and understanding among the members thus enhancing their competitiveness and resilience,” he said.