KFSD & EQUATE launch Safe Campaign

Kuwaiti fire and petrochemical companies form partnership

Continuing their partnership in all relevant fields, Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate (KFSD) and EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first private sector petrochemical company, launched Safety at Every Home Campaign (Safe).

Speaking about the campaign, KFSD Director of Public Relations & Media Colonel Khalil Al-Ameer said, “In an effort to avoid different hazards and potential incidents at home and other various places, Safe Campaign has been launched to embody the strategic objectives KFSD is aiming to achieve throughout Kuwait by having such a partnership with EQUATE. For this purpose, the campaign will hold a number of awareness activities at a number of colleges, universities and malls where KFSD members will share guidelines and precautions regarding fire extinguishers, types of fires, smoke alarms, gas cylinders, gas leaks, fire evacuation, dealing with different emergencies and the importance of calling Emergency Number 112 when needed. Finally, it gives me great pleasure to extend utmost appreciation and gratitude to EQUATE for its significant role in supporting various initiatives by KFSD which always aspires to benefit and ensure the safety of society as a whole.”

On his part, EQUATE Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Leader Mohammad Al-Shamary said, “Due to safety having several personal and professional dimensions, such partnership between KFSD and EQUATE holds utmost importance to ensure overall safety at home, work, when driving vehicles and other places. Along those lines, EQUATE has previously launched EQUATE Home Safety Campaign (Stay Safe) which focused on potential hazards at home and how to avoid unfortunate accidents. All such efforts are part of EQUATE Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program that has introduced several initiatives aimed at overall sustainability throughout Kuwait. Without any doubt, launching this campaign in partnership with KFSD is a prime example of EQUATE’s tagline ‘Partners in Success’.”

Aimed at avoiding hazards and preventing incidents at home and other places, Safety at Every Home Campaign (Safe) is launched in partnership between Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) and EQUATE Petrochemical Company. To create awareness between members of the Kuwaiti society, nationals and expats, the campaign will address how to handle fires, emergencies within and outside the household, the importance of having a fire extinguisher, the role of smoke alarms, as well as safely using gas cylinders and other critical matters.

With its initial founding taking place during 1947, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) is currently an independent government authority under the supervision of State Minister for Council of Ministers Affairs in the State of Kuwait. KFSD plays a number of critical national roles by providing required protection for lives and property from fires, crashes, incidents and natural disasters and preventing them throughout the country. www.kfsd.gov.kw.

Established in 1995, EQUATE Petrochemical Company is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. www.equate.com.

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