Attacked in the Jungle!

Written by Thomas Yoon

"Tak kenak! Tak kenak!" "Adak Orang sanak!…………"

The quiet jungle has suddenly become noisy with intruders. Strange voices and shouting seemed to appear all around us. They were definitely foreign. We were being attacked!

We had been expecting an attack, but we did not expect it so soon. We did everything possible to protect ourselves, but repparttar only cover we had were some bushes, tree trunks, leaves andrepparttar 119509 natural foliage. If we protect ourselves fromrepparttar 119510 front, we could not cover our backs. Such wasrepparttar 119511 defense we managed to set up.

Our casualty was very high. Nobody could escaperepparttar 119512 onslaught.

Luckily, this was not real and nobody died.

This was just a Wargame andrepparttar 119513 weapons were eggs.

The event was an Outdoor Survival-like Jungle Training. Organized byrepparttar 119514 training department of our Company, a group of staffs went over torepparttar 119515 forest reserve at Lata Mengkuang, Sik, Malaysia to take part in Team Building.

The 3-day training started off withrepparttar 119516 usual briefing, and ice-breaking sessions onrepparttar 119517 first day. Each person was given a dome tent for spendingrepparttar 119518 night. Various camp crafts were taught. Lectures were given on Motivation, Compass usage, Mission, etc throughoutrepparttar 119519 day and night. In between lectures, there were group management activities, which put into practice what was taught. The management activities tookrepparttar 119520 form of games, whererepparttar 119521 participation of everybody inrepparttar 119522 team andrepparttar 119523 clarity of direction fromrepparttar 119524 leader are of utmost importance. Inrepparttar 119525 games,repparttar 119526 team and leader had to work together to fully understand their own capabilities and weaknesses in order to overcome obstacles, and to achieverepparttar 119527 target in a limited time. The first day session finished at nearly 12 midnight.

Almost allrepparttar 119528 participants could not sleep very well inrepparttar 119529 first night. The ground was hard and cold. The portable generator set, which supplied electricity supply for lighting, was really noisy. Mosquitoes were not a problem, because we had takenrepparttar 119530 precaution to sprayrepparttar 119531 enclosed tent with insecticide beforehand. There were some expression of fear of creepy-crawlies from some female team members, and also ofrepparttar 119532 tent being washed away if it rains. Other than thatrepparttar 119533 night passed on without any incident.

We startedrepparttar 119534 second day morning with jogging. The distance was very far. Our muscles got more and more tired. After breakfast,repparttar 119535 lecture and management activity sessions was conducted likerepparttar 119536 previous day. The topics and activities were of course different, and were more interesting. We were taught Principles of War, and also briefed on Jungle Mission. We were to enterrepparttar 119537 jungle at about 5.30 p.m. onrepparttar 119538 same day.

The Jungle Mission was about camping inrepparttar 119539 jungle at night, attacking other teams, and protecting your own camp. The whole group of people was divided into 4 teams, each with their own leader, scout, navigator, deputy leader, and members. The team was guided by experienced jungle guides fromrepparttar 119540 organizers whose job was to only take us to our jungle campsites, and offer advice if needed. The challenge for each team is to capturerepparttar 119541 flags of other teams, which also included a team of Orang Asli's (jungle dwellers). Allrepparttar 119542 teams are free to make their own decision on whether to seek and attack or to stay put for defense. But it is only in attacking that a team can achieverepparttar 119543 target of capturing other team's flags. However we could also lose our own flags if we go on an attacking spree without guarding our own camp.

Emergency! Gas Fire!

Written by Thomas Yoon

Woooooooo……Woooo………The siren sounded. All of us looked at each other with excitement. The time has come for us to go into action.

From all overrepparttar building, we can see Emergency Response Team members coming out, some looking a bit dazed. A general alarm had been sounded andrepparttar 119508 ERT has been activated!

Atrepparttar 119509 command post,repparttar 119510 "Commander" quickly briefed allrepparttar 119511 ERT members aboutrepparttar 119512 situation. There was a fire atrepparttar 119513 LPG storage tank, and there was an urgent need to put outrepparttar 119514 fire beforerepparttar 119515 tank becomes so hot and pressurized that it explodes. Very serious and widespread damage will certainly occur if that happened.

So allrepparttar 119516 ERT members swung into action. Fromrepparttar 119517 command post, they ran allrepparttar 119518 way torepparttar 119519 LPG area. One member was assigned to repparttar 119520 fire pump house to take care ofrepparttar 119521 fire pumps. This type of fire needed a tremendous amount of water to cool downrepparttar 119522 tank. A few members barricadedrepparttar 119523 area leading torepparttar 119524 fire. This was necessary to ensure thatrepparttar 119525 scene ofrepparttar 119526 fire be restricted only to people who are able to help, to ensure thatrepparttar 119527 fire brigade has free access, and for controllingrepparttar 119528 crowd.

Asrepparttar 119529 ERT members reachedrepparttar 119530 scene ofrepparttar 119531 fire,repparttar 119532 Commander directedrepparttar 119533 operations while keeping in touch with one member who was assigned for communications work atrepparttar 119534 command post.

The Direct Attack Team swung into action with their hoses. There were 4 persons in each hose team -repparttar 119535 first nozzle member,repparttar 119536 second support,repparttar 119537 third runner, andrepparttar 119538 fourth hydrant valve operator. Each member played their part to makerepparttar 119539 hose connections, operaterepparttar 119540 valves, and advancing as smoothly as possible.

The LPG fire need to be extinguished - but not byrepparttar 119541 water. Extinguishingrepparttar 119542 fire in this way will create another hazard. Ifrepparttar 119543 gas were to escape unburned, it could be more dangerous. Any spark later on can igniterepparttar 119544 gas and cause a bigger fire, possibly causing a tremendous rush of expanding gases. Sorepparttar 119545 hose team have to try to approachrepparttar 119546 fire in order to closerepparttar 119547 gas valve. That will stoprepparttar 119548 fire andrepparttar 119549 escaping gas.

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