Fire Directorate & EQUATE to launch fire awareness campaign for desert campers

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Date(s) - 26 November 2015
12:00 am

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Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate (KFSD) Director of Public Relations & Media Colonel Khalil Al-Amir received a delegation from EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, which was represented by Emergency Services & Security Leader Abdulqader Al-Qabandi and Emergency Response Planner Sultan Redha.

KFSD and EQUATE addressed a number of topics of mutual interest, such as launching a campaign for the safety of desert campers, discussing the production of awareness video flashes to decrease accidents and signing a memorandum of cooperation.

Colonel Al-Amir applauded EQUATE’s overall activities and efforts, especially in matters relevant to community awareness and development, noting the previous partnership during 2014 by launching the much celebrated Safe campaign which decreased accidents during desert camping season by 50% in comparison with previous years.

On his part, Al-Qabandi expressed appreciation and gratitude to KFSD for its notable role in community awareness, adding that overall collaboration between both sides is a clear example of EQUATE’s slogan “Partners in Success” for sustainability through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and other relevant sectors.

At the meeting’s conclusion, EQUATE presented a plaque to Colonel Al-Amir in appreciation of the department’s contribution to the community’s wellbeing.

Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership 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 currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness.

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.