KFSD Director Gen heads Kuwait’s delegation to Arab-African forum
65 people rescued from a six-storey Salmiya building
KUWAIT: KFSD Director General Lt Gen Khalid AlMikrad headed Kuwait’s delegation to the ArabAfrican forum to limit the risks of disasters organized by Tunisian government in cooperation with the UN office for limiting catastrophic risks from Oct 3 to 9. The forum included sessions and workshops on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Mikrad addressed the forum and explained the work plan prepared by Kuwait’s national liaison officer to limit disaster risks Lt Col Mushari Al-Faras to achieve the requirements of the Sendai Framework in Kuwait, and lauded the major role of Kuwait’s national team made up of government and nongovernmental organizations.
65 people rescued
Three fire centers rescued 65 people from a sixstorey Salmiya building after fire broke out in a fourth-floor flat. There will be legal procedures against the owner because of violations in the building. Firemen from Salmiya, Bidaa and technical rescue centers responded and discovered residents were trapped in their flats because of thick smoke, so they were rescued. The blaze was put out without injuries.
Bneid Al-Gar fire
Kuwait Fire Service Directorate’s PR Department said a fire broke out in a Bneid Al-Gar building, and Shuhada, Hilali and technical rescue teams responded. The fire was on the sixth floor, so power was cut and the building was evacuated. Firemen were able to reach the source of fire and kept it from spreading.
A diesel tanker flipped over on Zour Road, injuring the driver. Zour fire center men rushed to the site, headed by Col Mishal Al-Qattan. The driver was freed and handed to paramedics.
Firemen responded to a fire in Oyoun and put out the blaze without injuries. Meanwhile, another fire broke out in Abdullah Al-Mubarak. Power was cut off, the house was evacuated and fire was put out. KFSD also received a call about a fire in a truck on Taawon St near Salwa. Bidaa fire center responded and put out the fire within seven minutes. A fuel spill was controlled without injuries.
Tarkait tours PAAET
Acting KFSD Director General Khalid Al-Tarkait toured the industrial institute of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training to check the preparedness of conducting capability tests for those applying for the fire engineering diploma. He said 190 people have applied and must pass two tests the psychiatric and scientific exams.
The Municipality’s PR department said the number of complaints received through the hotline 139 of the emergency department was 236 during September, including about public cleanliness. The report mentioned that complaints in Ahmadi were 65, Hawally 48, Capital 37, Farwaniya 35, Mubarak AlKabeer 29 and Jahra 22, all through the hotline.