Preventive wins cure. In whatever manner or situations, the prevention always come first before the next. The most recent Penang incident, again reminded us to be cautions always against fire, and be ready for fire extinguisher, and fire alarm too.
A small fire extinguisher could cost you only RM90, and a fire alarm only cost you few “ten” RM, which all this you perhaps would spent elsewhere, why not here.
Always remember to store or keep your house window’s key at the nearest available so that in case of emergency, you or your family members can exit from the uncertainty. House renovations shall always bear in mind to keep an exist apart from the main entrance, meaning to say it shall have 2nd exist, in case emergency. Putting grill at all side could endanger own self if without properly built.
So far the government budget on this categories isn’t enough with just RM3000, spent onto repair and maintenance of fire truck, and fuel consumption.
Currently government only enforce all business sectors to have standby fire extinguisher, but not for residential houses; it’s only an encouragement. It is not a common for residential units to have fire extinguisher. Usually fire caught at residential unit is caused by electrical short circuit; there are 2 types. 1, the wires are too ageing, and 2, overload of wattage ( W ).
Just wanted to remind, the wattage ( W ) and voltage ( V ) is different terms. The wattage ( W ) could be simply defined as the “load of the electricity”, the higher the “W”, the more you have to pay your electric bill; and the voltage ( V ) is merely “truck” on the electricity pathway. ~ and the “pathway”, is ampere ( A ). W = V x A.