BMA on highest alert to ensure public safety

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BANGKOK, 23 May 2014  – After the declaration of a military coup, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has stepped up its security measures while putting its firefighting units on standby in case of emergency.

According to Director of the BMA’s Fire and Rescue Department Pichai Kriangwattanasiri, all units under the BMA have been instructed by acting Bangkok Governor Pusadee Tamthai to be on a lookout for untoward incidents in the capital during this period. Special attention is to be applied to risk-prone areas, with an aim to safeguard local residents.

Mr Pichai stated that the Fire and Rescue Department had ordered all of its fire stations and firefighters to be ready for duty and examine fire trucks and all other equipment to ensure they were in good condition.

The BMA has affirmed that it is willing to support the military in its operations and the people in their daily life. In the event of a fire, Bangkok residents are welcome to request assistance from the Fire and Rescue Department via hotline 199 or contact the nearest fire station anytime.