Allianz Malaysia Berhad recently carried out a flood preparedness and fire safety programme for the villagers of Kampung Sungai Lembing, Pahang following a fire incident at the village in August.
The fire which happened on 31 August razed 32 century old buildings, a 50-year-old public library and claimed the lives of an elderly couple.
Spearheaded by Captain K. Balasupramaniam of the Code Red Survival Academy, the programme was held on 21 September at Dewan SKJ (C) Sungai Lembing. The programmme focused on teaching the villagers fire and flood prevention know-hows, emergency escape and survival tactics as well as ways to use a survival kit, fire extinguisher and best practices to manage the injured and elderly during an emergency.
“As a responsible insurer, we feel that it is important to create awareness and educate the community on disaster preparedness. Through this programme, we hope to equip the community with some basic knowledge and skills on flood and fire safety preparedness. We were happy that over 140 villagers came to learn what they can do to prepare themselves for any future flood or fire disasters,” said Ng Siew Gek, Head of Allianz4Good of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
Besides that, villagers who attended the programme also received Allianz Malaysia survival kits, and a total of 20 units of 1kg fire extinguishers were also given out during a lucky draw contest.
In addition to that, the Company organised a colouring contest for 50 children as part of the session so parents are able to attend the programme without having to worry about their children.