GOMBAK: Petron Malaysia (Petron) is the first oil company in the country that turned more than 600 of its petrol stations into initial emergency basic response centres under the Go To Safety Point (GTSP) initiative.
Petron retail business head Faridah Ali said the pilot project kicked off at 10 petrol stations in the Klang Valley by installing GTSP boards to show that the petrol stations offer emergency help.
“The simple yet creative message board is aimed at raising awareness among the public about the existence of GTSP at the petrol station.
“This is a notification that our petrol station is not only a place to pump petrol but it also provides basic assistance to emergency cases including helping crime vicitms,” she told a press conference after launching the initiative at Second Middle Ring Road, here, today.
The ceremony was launched by deputy City police chief Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob who represented Federal police Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Datuk Seri Tajuddin Md Isa.
Also present was Petron Malaysia safety ambassador, Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal.
Faridah said all petrol stations including those in Sabah and Sarawak were now recognised as GTSP, adding that all Petron petrol station operators and part of their workers were trained by the police to handle emergency situations.
The GTSP initiative was introduced by the police in 2013 by making a 7-Eleven convenience store and post office as their partner. The initiative is now extended to petrol stations including Petron.