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19 Representatives trained on BMW Emergency Services Guidelines for BMW Vehicles.
Cyberjaya, 22nd December 2010 – BMW Group Malaysia recently hosted 19 representatives from the Malaysian Fire & Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat) at their Regional Training Centre in Cyberjaya for a special rescue training program titled ‘BMW Emergency Services Guideline.’
The special one day training program was organised to assist and support the personnel from the department with sufficient technical skills and knowledge for rescue operations conducted on BMW vehicles. During the session, participants received indepth and specific information and knowledge on how to save car drivers and passengers when dealing with the BMW restraint and safety systems as well as tips on using rescue equipments on high strength steel which is a standard feature on all BMW cars.
Other topics covered in the program included BMW Safety Concept which touches on areas such as the BMW Active Safety and Passive Safety Systems including the Active-Braking-System, Active Steering, Airbags as well as the BMW Roll Over Protection System.
Participants of the training programme were also taught essential details regarding the bodywork of BMW cars as well as the necessary metals and materials which went into the construction of the car. A detailed guide on the best ways to cut through the chassis of a BMW when saving a trapped vicim was also demonstrated by BMW’s team of professional trainers. Participants were then provided with the opportunity to practice the skills they had learnt in a practical session involving chassis of the BMW 5 Series and a BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle which were made available courtesy of BMW Group Malaysia.
Explaining the training program, Andreas Steding, Training Director, Regional BMW Group Training Centre said, “Safety and responsibility are important qualities to the BMW brand and the safety of our BMW customers is of utmost importance to us. As we continue to find ways to enhance all safety systems and elements inside the car, it is also important that we are able to educate and share with rescue teams on how to best handle the car in case of an emergency. Training programs such as the BMW Emergency Services Guideline program by BMW help save lives by minimising the time needed to extract victims from dangerous situations. ”
Steding added that similar programs undertaken by the Regional BMW Group Training Centre also further demonstrated the values of the BMW brand. “Being premium also means being responsible and we at BMW go to great lengths to make sure that every touch point and every element of owning a BMW is a premium experience”.
In sharing his knowledge and experienced gained from the training session, Mr. Amirudin bin Haji Kamarudin, Director of Training at the Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Selangor said, “The training program included various modules on the safety standards that are put in place in a BMW vehicle, which are quite extensive. Knowing exactly how to dissect a vehicle is critical when attempting to rescue accident victims, and can mean all the difference in saving a life. We are grateful and applaud BMW for organizing this programme for us, here in Malaysia”.