Firefighters : Malaysian Heroes for 137 Years
Do you know that Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia is one of the oldest service after The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM)?
On 4th May 2020, the Fire and Rescue Department marked its 137th anniversary.
The first fire service in this country started in 1883, which was led by H.F Bellamy. This department was also known as ‘Selangor Free Rescue Volunteers’.
After Second World War, the Malayan Union Fire Service (Mus) which based in Kuala Lumpur, was initiated with Flight Lt. W.J Gerumandi as the director.
Then, on 15th May 1981, the team was upgraded and named Fire Department of Malaysia.
It was then upgraded again on 8th January 1997, with the introduction of new logo, flag and name. The department is now known as Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, with 14,400 firefighters giving their best efforts for the well-being of Malaysians.