SAMBURAKAT- The rescue teams from various companies under the auspices of operating PT Berau Coal (PT BC) showed his ability in Internal Fire & Rescue Challenge (IFRC) 2015. A total of 14 teams compete to get a title as the best rescue teams in this event that held for two days, 24th until 25th February 2015 at the Fire Ground, Samburakat Campus of PT BC.

Photo Session Participants Rescue Teams With PT Berau Coal Management

Photo Session Participants Rescue Teams With PT Berau Coal Management

The race which was opened by the President Director of PT Berau Coal, Amir Sambodo with theme Safety Culture Reflects Great Workers.

“Because IFRC is one of a series of activities that held by PT Berau Coal, I ask all workers in the operational environment must always prioritize and take responsibility to realize safety at work,” he said in the middle of the opening ceremony.


He also appreciated the teams who are mostly as volunteers (from the non-rescue department). It is precisely because it will sharpen and improve  the participants’ rescue skill, which will be useful for Berau Coal and company partnerships in case of emergencies who need volunteers.

“I hope it is not only in the internal sphere, but also can make a positive contribution to society, if there is an emergency situation or disaster in Berau, especially in area around the mine, where Berau is quite prone to floods and fires,” he said.

The same thing was also expressed by Gatot Budi Kuncahyo, Head of Mining Engineering of PT Berau Coal, “Through this race, it can also be a practice not only for the fire rescues, but also the volunteers as well, moreover we have a ground fire that can be used all companies in Berau for practice,” he said.

On first day of the third event began with a High Angle Rescue Challenge or rescue at height. Racing in 30 minutes, the evacuation through the stairs was unsafe due to the floor 1 and 2 suffered a fire, the rescue team had to evacuate the unconscious victims from 5th floor with Tyrolean techniques.

Andy Henry Ahmad, Head Assessor of IFRC III said that the challenge will assess the rescue teams’ ability  to save victims with Tyrolean technique which is one of the fastest techniques to evacuate injured people at height.

One of the rescue team managed to evacuate victims with Tyrolean techniques

One of the rescue team managed to evacuate victims with Tyrolean techniques

On second day, placed in Samburakat Campus of PT Berau Coal, every member of the team participate Writen Test with 50 questions within 30 minutes. The Challenge was to test how far the participants’ insight related to the theory to evacuate victims.

Then continued with the individual skill challenge, where participants were tested to operate the Global Positioning System (GPS), perform Cardiac-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), install Kendrick Extrication Device (KED), move the patient from bottom to top floor with a long spine board, and perform mass casualty and triage.

In the afternoon, it’s time to test participants’ physical strength and fitness levels to complete the rescue mission in a Fireman Fitness Drill challenge. In the challenge, the participants must be able to run about 1.2 miles through seven obstacles that have been prepared by the Samburakat Campus.

At 16:30 P.M. the assessor began to announce the winners of the race. For Firefightness Competency Test challenge went to PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (BUMA) Lati Mine Operation (LMO) as a first winner, PT Berau Coal Binungan Mine Operation (BMO) in second place and third PT BC LMO.

The Fireman Fitness Drill Challenge (physical ability test) went to PT BUMA LMO, again as the first winner, second place was PT Sapta Indra Sejati (SIS) BMO and third was PT Madhani Talatah Nusantara (MTN) Sambarata Mining Operation (SMO). Then the High Angle Rescue Challenge (rescue at height) champion I went to PT BC LMO, second prize was PT SIS BMO and third prize PT Ricobana Timeless (RBA) LMO.

The champion prize was swept up by PT BUMA LMO, while The Best Captain pinned to Dimas of PT BC Shipping.

“Congratulations to the winners, I hope what is done for two days could be a provision for all participants to motivate their works and raise awareness to keep personal safety during work,” said Gatot Budi Kuncahyo, Head of Mining Engineering, PT Berau Coal, when closing ceremony.

The contestants of IFRC 2015 were from Head Office (HO) PT BC, LMO PT BC, Sambarata Mine Operation (SMO) PT BC, BMO PT BC, Warehouse Handak BMO, BMO SIS, SIS SMO, BUMA LMO, BUMA Binungan – Suaran, Tunas Artha Gardatama (TAG) PT RBA, Shipping PT BC, Madhani Talatah Nusantara (MTN), and Mitra Tanjung Lestari (MTL) BMO.