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Summarised Biodata of Dato Sri Ts. Mohammad Hamdan Wahid
  1. Name : Dato Sri Ts. Mohammad Hamdan Bin Hj. Wahid
  2. Professional Background : 36 years as Fire Safety, Fire Suppresion, Fire Enforcement and Disaster Management Officer in Fire & Rescue Dept. Malaysia.
  3. Last position : Director-General of Fire & Rescue Dept. of Malaysia
  4. Educational Background :

a. Master of Science Degrees, MSc (Emergency Response Planning & Management) – University of Putra Malaysia (1999)

b.   Bachelor of Science, BSc(Hon.) – University of Malaya (1987)

  1. Working Experiences :
  • I. Fire Superintendent, Sarawak Western Zone : 1988-1991
  • II.Assistant Director, Fire & Rescue Department Kuala Lumpur : 1991-1992
  • III.Melaka State Fire & Rescue Department’s Director : 1992-1996
  • IV.Assistant Director-General, Training Division FRDM : 1996-1999
  • V. Assistant Director-General,  Development Division : 1999-2006
  • VI. Director of Fire & Rescue Department, Kuala Lumpur : 2006-2008
  • VII. Director of  Research Division : 2008 – 2012
  • VIII. Director of Training Division : 2013- 2018
  • IX. Director of  Fire & Rescue Operation Division : 2018
  • X. Deputy Director-General Fire & Rescue Dept. Malaysia 2018.
  • XI. Director-General Fire & Rescue Dept. Malaysia 2018-2023.
  1. Professional Involvement & Extra-Mural Activities
  • Chairman of National Industrial Standard Committee Malaysia (Fire Safety) 2017-2023
  • Chairman of Malaysian Standard Technical Committee (Dry Agent) 2010-2023
  • Past President of The Institution Of Master in Disaster & Emergency Management Malaysia (IMDEMM)
  • Past President of  International Fire Engineers (IFE), Malaysia
  • Member of International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), USA
  • Former Chairman of National Fire & Rescue Sport Council of Malaysia, 2018-2023
  • Chairman of Cooperative, Fire & Rescue Department Malaysia, 2018-2024
  • Former Vice-President of International Fire Chiefs’ Association of Asia (IFCAA), 2023.
  • Currently active in Fire Prevention Societies, Educational Programs for Public Fire Safety Awareness, Consultancy on Fire Engineering, Building Fire Safety and industrial trainings

LTC Abdullah

Summarised Biodata of LTC Abdullah
  1. Name : LTC Abdullah
  2. Graduated from Australia in 2007 with a BA degree (1st Class Honours).

Prior to his current appointment as a Senior Assistant Director (Community Preparedness Branch) in Volunteer and Community Partnership Department, LTC Abdullah has held several key appointments such as the Head of a Community Engagement Branch, that oversaw the implementation of public education programmes that equip the community with basic lifesaving skills. He was also the Commander of Tuas Fire Station, a fire station that provides operational response to emergencies at the western part of Singapore which involves predominantly industrial premises.

In his 15-year service, he has been exposed to numerous incidents involving major fires, industrial accidents as well as Hazmat incidents. Based on his expertise, he was also involved in an overseas consultancy project (Qatar) that recommended significant improvements to expand the efficiency of emergency response processes and administrative workflows. In his present post, he is tasked to oversee several projects and policies that aim to enhance the knowledge and level of preparedness within the community to respond to minor emergencies such as cardiac arrest cases.


Summarised Biodata of FANG LI

An experienced fire protection Engineer specialized in fire protection systems and property loss prevention with strong problem-solving, organizational, communication and coordination skills and proven ability to quickly learn knew knowledge and technologies

Solid fundamental knowledge on heat transfer, fire and fluid dynamic

Familiar with building and fire protection codes and regulations such as NFPA codes and standards, IBC and FM Global datasheets, knowledge on building design and constructions.

Extensive Experience in project managements including mega size projects and coordination, property risk assessment, fire and egress modeling, life safety plan review , fire protection code consulting  in the building construction industry .  Performance based fire protection design and studies


M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2000

B.S., Chemical Engineering,
Xi’an Jiao Tong University, 1991


SFPE Board of Directors

  • Fellow Member, Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Member, China Fire Protection Association
  • Member, Salamander Fire Protection Honor Society
  • Member, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
  • Member, World Organization of Building Officials (WOBO)


Rolf Jensen Associates Technical award 2006

Rolf Jensen Associates

Business development award 2008


Summarised Biodata of Jim Pauley

Jim Pauley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The association began its work to solve the fire problem in a young, industrialized nation in 1896 and is recognized around the globe today as a leader in advocating for safety. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 325 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.


Prior to joining NFPA, Mr. Pauley concluded a 30-year career in the electrical and energy industry where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric.


Mr. Pauley has served in several past leadership positions including Chairman of the Board for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and was a licensed professional engineer in Kentucky.


Rob Llewellyn

Summarised Biodata of Rob Llewellyn

Rob Llewellyn has 50 years’ experience as a fire safety practitioner and although recently retired, he is still active in the industry.

He remains a member of several Australian Standards committees, the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition and represents Australia on the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations International.

Rob is Chairman of the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations Asia whose members are from China, China Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Israel and Pakistan.

Rob was a Board member of the Australian Fire Protection Association from 1988 to 1996, elected to the newly formed Fire Protection Association Australia Board in 1997, then elected as the third National President in 2000. Rob was made an Honorary Life Member of the association in 2005 and retired from the Board in 2013.

Arjunaidi bin Ismail

Summarised Biodata of Arjunaidi bin Ismail

Began working with the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department since 2003 and was assigned to the Air Unit of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department. Experience serving in various branches including Aircraft Engineering Branch, Air Base Executive Officer, and Base Training Officer. Assigned as Air Division Training Officer from 2016 to 2019.

Working as the Head of the Special Tasks Unit at the Fire and Rescue Operations Division, JBPM Headquarters from 2019 to 2023.

From 2023 until now, stationed at the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) as Senior Principal Assistant Director (Operation). 

Member of various national and international level committees, including ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan (AJDRP) Working Group under the management of ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre.

Has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (USM) 2001 and a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (UNIKL-MIAT) 2008.


Director General of Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia


Deputy Director General Development of Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia


The International Fire Conference & Exhibition of Malaysia 2024 (IFCEM), an event organized by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (FRDM) in collaboration with Malaysian Fire Protection Association (MFPA) and The Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) Malaysia Branch (IFE), was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) from 22nd October to 24nd October 2024.

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