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Malaysian Fire And Rescue Department Targets 80 Per Cent Pass In IPPT

Datuk Seri Wan Mohd Nor IbrahimDatuk Seri Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim

MELAKA -- The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) is targetting at least 80 per cent of its personnel to pass Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) in order to improve service quality of the department.

The department’s director-general, Datuk Seri Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said that so far only 7,000 members or 50 per cent of the total number of personnel in the department had successfully passed the IPPT since it was implemented three years ago.

He said the test was to measure the fitness level of officers and firefighters in handling tasks as well as being the best platform to produce efficient teams when dealing with emergency situations.

“In addition, we also emphasise on physical and mental aspects of personnel by constantly monitoring their strengths and weaknesses in order to enhance physical fitness through the test.

“Although the IPPT is not easy, we are confident of achieving the target,” he said at the award presentation ceremony for the 2017 Medal of Excellence, Excellent Service Award and Certificate of Meritorious Service of the department in Melaka here today.

-- BERNAMA