High fire cases in the capital city are not balanced with the amount of firemen and fire handling posts spread in five municipalities. At this time, Jakarta, which width reaches 661 square meters, only has 2,900 firemen and 100 fire handling posts.
There should be additional firemen and fire handling posts
“The ideal amount of firemen and fire handling posts in Jakarta is 4,500 personnel and 267 fire handling posts, in accordance to the amount of urban villages. There should be additional firemen and fire handling posts,” stated Head of Jakarta Fire and Disaster Handling Department, Subejo, Monday (9/22).
For additional fire handling posts, Subejo continued, it is done every year and focused in prone to fire areas, such as Tambora, Cengkareng, Penjaringan, and Pademangan. In addition, his department also has proposed for the procurement of 10 mobile fire handling posts.
It is recorded that as many as 260 fire cases have happened along this year. The main cause of those cases was electricity short circuit.