SSMS with Damkar Kotawaringin Barat Conducted Fire Suppression Simulation


The Fire and Security Team unit of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS) conducted a fire management simulation by collaborating with the Fire Department (Damkar) Kotawaringin Barat, on October 21, 2021. Head of Sustainability, Henky Satrio W. said, the simulation of firefighting training in the SSMS work area is important so that employees have the provision and understanding in tackling fires in case of fires in related work areas and surrounding areas. "Of course, this training is important to add insight and knowledge for SSMS employees about how to handle and initial countermeasures against fire hazards using traditional tools and Light Fire Extinguishers (APAR)," he said.


In the training activity, as many as ± 35 employees are equipped and trained with a number of theories such as, the provision of material about fire elements, the process of fire occurrence, knowledge of components, functions, and ways of using APAR and simulation of blackouts using APAR. "The activity was then continued with direct practice in the field related to the use of two types of fire extinguishers, namely modern and traditional," Henky added.


Although rainfall is still relatively high, SSMS is committed to continue to provide training and socialization of countermeasures periodically to increase employee awareness of the occurrence of fires both building fires and forest and land fires in the work area.