Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Johor Bahru


The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia strives to be an excellent, outstanding and respected at international level and able to deal with any obstacles and challenges that will come in this modern era.

The objective of the Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Johor Bahru is to provide effective and efficient fire prevention and fire-fighting services, enforcement of law related to fire safety and fire-fighting as well as humanitarian services. To improve on quality, the department is determined to excel through innovation and the M.S. ISO 9001-2000 quality certification.

Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Johor Bahru

Ketua Balai, Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Johor Bahru,
Jalan Larkin, 80648 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+6 07 – 224 3444 / 224 7444
No. Faks : 07 – 2244 344

The duties and responsibilities of the Fire and Rescue Department:

As mentioned in Section 5 (10 (b) – Act 341, the Fire Services Act 1988 describes the role of the fire in avoiding loss of life and property from fire and disaster.

The duties and functions of the department have been extended with the recognition given by the government when the Fire Department name was changed to Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysia on 7 February 1996.

With this diversity of capabilities has transformed the management and fire operations pattern into skilful and competent to produce a world-class fire organization.

While the traditional role of firefighters is to save lives and property from fire, in recent years firefighters are called upon to carry out life-saving roles in situations not related to fires.

History of Fire Service
History of Fire Service

So firefighters are trained to be capable of not only dealing with fire but other disasters and accidents.

Strategy for disaster and fire fighting:

For strategies to deal with fire disasters, the department uses two approaches: preventing fire and firing effectively. As a step to avoid the fire, all building plans need to be inspected and approved by the department in terms of fire safety before being allowed to be constructed.

Uniform Building By Laws are the basis of these standards. After completion of the building, it should be checked by the fire before the Certificate of Fitness is granted. And after being occupied, high-risk buildings need to be checked on a scheduled basis, according to the Fire Services Act. Director General of the Fire and Rescue Department can close buildings with high risk of fire.

As a fire fighting strategy, the Department strives to increase coverage and reduce the time to the fire. Increasing the number of balai and more suitable machinery procurement helped in this direction, as well as the establishment of more volunteer firefighters in villages, factories and high-rise buildings.

Community education including school children is a vital effort of the department to create a society that is aware of fire safety. This includes the ability of the community to prevent fires, fight fire and save themselves. Apart from the original role, the Fire and Rescue Department has now completed itself for other disasters including dangerous chemical hazards.

Life-saving capabilities have also been extended from fire incidents to other incidents such as water accidents and natural disasters.

The Hazmat machinery was first acquired in 1996 by six and each was placed in the states of Terengganu, Johor, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and two in Penang.

Humanitarian services in rescue operations and addressing the haze problem, firefighters have been recognized internationally and abroad.

The United Nations is committing recognition to Malaysia to help the organization train Indonesian firefighters against forest fires.

Through the slogan ‘Efficient and Disciplined’ the Fire and Rescue Department is now in the process of transforming new images and changing work culture. Some of the new activities including Water Rescue Unit, Hazmat Unit, Air Unit, Highway Rescue Unit, Emergency Medical Air Rescue Unit have been created which reflect the capabilities of management and its members who always serve at all times and at times.


Fire ruler

Responsible for performing general management, administrative and financial tasks, research, planning, development, training, fire fighting operations, enforcement of Act 341 and other relevant laws and regulations.

Assistant fire rifle

Responsible for managing fire-fighting operations at headquarters at state level and assisting in general management tasks, development planning research and enforcement of Act 341 and other relevant laws.

Fire Department officer

Responsible as a guardian of the hall and manage the day-to-day administration of the hall as well as responsible for extinguishing fires during the fire and carrying out rescue tasks in the event of disaster and other natural disasters.