KFSD to se­cure is­lands dur­ing hol­i­days

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The Mar­itime Fire De­part­ment has laid down an in­te­grated plan to se­cure is­lands in the south dur­ing of­fi­cial hol­i­days by pro­vid­ing boats and pa­trols equipped with fire ex­tin­guish­ing and res­cue de­vices, re­ports Al-Seyas­sah daily.

The plan aims to over­come ob­sta­cles faced by fire­fight­ers dur­ing res­cue op­er­a­tions con­sid­er­ing the long dis­tance be­tween the mar­itime fire cen­ters and the is­lands, as well as the high num­ber of cit­i­zens and ex­pa­tri­ates vis­it­ing the is­lands dur­ing pub­lic hol­i­days, hence, the need for an al­ter­na­tive plan which was im­ple­mented last Fri­day.

The plan in­cludes pro­vi­sion of fire­fight­ing boats on Kub­bar and Umm Al-Maradim Is­lands, and des­ig­na­tion of pa­trols around the is­lands dur­ing of­fi­cial hol­i­days to en­sure im­me­di­ate fire­fight­ing and res­cue op­er­a­tions in case of emer­gency.

In this con­text, a fire­fight­ing boat put the plan in mo­tion on Satur­day as it helped a per­son in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion on board a yacht while on its way back from a mis­sion in Umm AlMaradim Is­land. The fire­fight­ing boat crew at­tended to the per­son im­me­di­ately and then re­ferred him to the emer­gency team.

Mean­while, fire broke out in a house in Jahra with­out caus­ing loss of lives or in­juries, re­ports Al-Seyas­sah daily.

Fire­fight­ers, se­cu­ri­ty­men and paramedics rushed to the lo­ca­tion af­ter the Op­er­a­tions Unit at Kuwait Fire Ser­vice Di­rec­torate re­ceived in­for­ma­tion on the fire in­ci­dent.

Upon ar­rival at the scene, the fire­fight­ers were grouped into two - one group took charge of the fire out op­er­a­tion while the other han­dled the res­cue op­er­a­tion.

Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed the fire started in a pre-fab­ri­cated room used as di­waniya on the ground floor. Fire then spread to two ve­hi­cles which were parked in front of the house.

A case was reg­is­tered and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are in progress to de­ter­mine the cause of fire.

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