The George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) is now inviting George Town World Heritage Site communities (residents, premise owners or tenants, business operators) to apply for the Community-Based Fire Responders programme. 

The program provides 50 participants with fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and capacity building to enhance their skills and ability to respond effectively to fire emergencies. 

The programme aims to protect the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site from fire hazards, improve fire protection measures and enhance the communities’ resilience during fire emergencies.

It also aims to raise awareness among the public on pragmatic steps to protect cultural heritage from disasters.

Qualified individuals shall apply for the programme online at or contact the GTWHI Hotline at 011-1625 9606 before 31 March 2024.