One Car-One Extinguisher Car Campaign in the Wake of an Increasing Number of Car Fires
02/23/2010

The One Car–One Extinguisher Campaign is introduced in the wake of the increasing concern of damages caused by vehicle fires.

Online PR News – 23-February-2010 – – The Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), in collaboration with the Road Safety Department and the Fire Prevention Council of Malaysia (FIPCOM) today launched a campaign to promote the ownership and use of a fire extinguisher in every car in a move aimed at combating vehicle fires.

The One Car–One Extinguisher Campaign is introduced in the wake of the increasing concern of damages caused by vehicle fires.

According to the Malaysian Statistics Department, there are more than 11 million cars in Malaysia of which more than 95% are not equipped with fire extinguishers. An alarming 800 car fires were recorded in 2008 alone. In most cases, car owners were not equipped with an extinguisher to suppress the fire.

The initiative, under the purview of the National Fire Prevention Campaign, was officially launched by Deputy Minister of Transport Yang Berhormat Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew at the Tropicana City Mall in Petaling Jaya.

“An in-car fire extinguisher is the very first line of defense. It is important that car owners are able to take swift action in suppressing car fires in the crucial first few seconds to prevent excessive damage being caused to their vehicle,” said AAM Chairman Yang Mulia Tunku Datuk Mudzaffar Tunku Mustapha.

The new generation fire extinguishers produced by FIPCOM is a hand-held aerosol dry powder fire extinguisher. It is user-friendly, compact, multi-purpose, complies with Australian, UK and US standards, SIRIM tested and approved by the Fire Services Department.

The fire extinguisher is available from all AAM branches nationwide and is valued at RM59.90. AAM members are entitled to a 20% discount upon renewal.

For more information, log on to www.aam.org.my