Thursday, 11 October 2012

KTMB introduces manual to reduce panic during train accidents

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — An emergency action plan manual has been drawn up by the fire and rescue department and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to reduce panic among passengers onboard trains during accidents.

KTMB executive vice-president Lt Kol Sarbini Tijan said the manual contained information on rescue procedures and a guide on handling crises involving train services.

“The manual is meant to be a reference and guide, not only to the department personnel and KTMB staff but all interested parties, like passengers.

“If all parties know their duties, they can help smoothen the rescue process and help overcome a crisis or mishap involving train service,” he told a media conference here today.

He said KTM ferried about 100,000 passengers daily or four million a month.

“As such, all passengers must know how to rescue themselves and reduce panic, in the event of an incident,” added Sarbini.

Earlier, 15 KTMB stations in the Klang Valley were awarded 'Friend of Fire Hydrant' certificates, in appreciation of their commitment to looking after fire hydrants at the stations.


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