The Bomba or our Fire Brigade, shows their true colours during the incident of our factory burn-down. Some how I have this strong urge to 'share' this with my blog readers.
(Referring to the incident we'd experienced)
True Colour No. 1 : THEY ARE VERY SLOW
When the fire was noticed by some nearby residents, a report was lodged. But the not-far-away Fire Department took almost ONE HOUR to reach the site. The newspaper reports indicating that they'd reached the place within 10 minutes was a total TAHI LEMBU JANTAN (please translate to English). Upon reaching the factories, their slow action had ignite anger among the residents and factory owners likewise. They took the hose slowly, assembled their equipments using their own sweet time, and walked to the site as if they were taking their evening stroll with their loved one.
In anger and desperation, someone shouted to the fire brigade, "Encik, boleh cepat sikit kah? Api sudah mau sampai sana!" while pointing at the other end of the building.
The answer from the fire brigades was SHOCKING.... "Lu apa takut, lu ada insurance cover maaa!"
The words from the mouth of these fire brigades had made the residents speechless...
Millions of ringgit could be saved if they act fast. Sadly, their professionalism was clearly absent.
True Colour No. 2: KASI DUIT KALO MAU CEPAT
As investigations had to be carried out to find the culprit/source of the fire, the fire department will have to spend hours investigating the fire site. Some of the factory owner gave (read BRIBE) them some money, to 'help' them to carry out the investigation efficiently.
One of the factory's ruin re-ignite and was on fire the next morning. A phone call was made to summon the fire department to the site again. And guess what, they reached the place within 10 minutes! VERY EFFICIENT!
See, the 'gifts' offered by the owners does make a difference!
I would share more if I could, but I couldn't. Writing this makes me sick.