Family 'plays' with hose reel at AMK multi-storey carpark: It is a serious offence, says town council

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The Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) is reaching out to a family that was caught on video 'playing' with a hose reel at a multi-storey carpark at Block 455 Ang Mo Kio Street 44.

A Stomper shared with Stomp footage taken from his in-car camera on July 18 at about 10.15am.

It shows a woman holding the hose as water comes out of it while a boy is squatting next to her.

A man is standing next to a Mercedes-Benz car nearby.

According to the Stomper, this is a "weekly activity".

"The father washes the Merc while the kid and mother play with water from the fire hose reel."

In response to a Stomp query, an AMKTC said:

"The fire hose reel is a fire safety equipment used in responding to fire incidents and is maintained in compliance with SCDF regulations.

"Fire hose reels are strictly for emergency usage only. Any unauthorised use such as for washing of vehicles, is a serious offence. 

"The Town Council would like to remind the public that the misuse the fire hose reel is an offence and Town Council will not hesitate to take action against any person who is caught doing so. 

"We have put up educational posters to advise residents to wash their cars at the designated car washing bays provided in the car park.

"We would reach out to the offender and monitor the affected car park closely."