Fire department plans wide-scale upgrading

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Kuwait Fire Service Directorate plans an upgrade

Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) declared on Saturday a plan aimed at upgrading the sector in harmony with the State development strategy.
The General-Directorate, Major General Yusuf Al-Ansari, said in a statement the sector chiefs, following marathon meetings, worked out a plan, primarily designed to acquire new equipment, vehicles and execute new work mechanisms to minimize loss of lives and properties in fire accidents and natural catastrophes.
It envisages upgrading skills of the personnel, employing state-of-art technology, educating the fire-fighters about the team work theme, simplifying procedures and precautions as well as including the private sector in the development of the fire-fighting field.
Maj. Gen. Al-Ansari, who described the plan as a "road map," said it also aimed at constructing new buildings for the fire department in the capital and Al-Jahraa, by end of this year, and upgrading the existing buildings and facilities. Administrative units will be set up in each of the country’s six governorates as part of the non-centralization approach, and for sake of saving time and effort in addition to enhancing work efficiency.
"The road map" is also aimed at ensuring speedy reaction at sea to deal with any accident in the territorial waters, he said, indicating at plans to operate several boats for multiple missions and purposes.
Maj. Gen. Al-Ansari also declared a simultaneous scheme to educate the public about precautions against fires and accidents. Up to 10 fire stations will be linked with modern communication devices, he said adding that up to 82 new fire engines would be put in operation as well.

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