Central Festival runs quarterly fire drill

Friday, 27 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By  Surasak Huasoon

Central Festival Pattaya Beach employees practiced how to fight small fires and escape bigger ones during an emergency-preparedness drill at the beachfront mall.

General Manager Theeraporn Jitnawa led the June 13 drill for 500 employees from the shopping center and Hilton Pattaya hotel above it.

Pattaya city fire officials quizzed participants orally on procedures and led practical demonstrations and tests.

Employees and emergency staff at Central Festival Pattaya Beach are given practical training in how to handle fire hoses and deal with excessive smoke.Employees and emergency staff at Central Festival Pattaya Beach are given practical training in how to handle fire hoses and deal with excessive smoke.

Attendees were educated on the common sources of fires and how to use fire extinguishers. Preventative measures, such as how to use cooking gas safely, and first aid were also covered. Practical exercises covered extinguishing gas, cooking oil and electrical fires with extinguishers.

The group also spent time covering evacuation procedures and routes, practicing getting crowds out of the busy mall.

Central Festival organizes four training sessions a year due to its belief in the importance of safety. The training and practice session has been organized for the benefit of employees who would be faced with protecting shoppers.

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