Fire Department & EQUATE continue Safe Campaign activities at AUK

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Date(s) - 01 October 2014
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Continuing their partnership in all relevant fields, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) and EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first private sector petrochemical company, continued the activities of Safety at Every Home Campaign (Safe) at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) that included an exhibition and a seminar attended by several students and staff members.

Speaking at the activity, AUK President Professor Dr. Nizar Hamzeh said, “Without any doubt, different types of awareness hold great significance, especially when it relates to avoiding fires and how to deal with them to ensure preserving lives and property at all places, such as educational organizations due to the safety of all staff and employees being of great value. Based on that, AUK is pleased to host Safe Campaign which represents the efforts of KFSD and EQUATE to create awareness among the college’s students and staff through this three-day activity. Being an educational organization, AUK continuously aspires to support initiatives that benefit and serve the society and its members as a whole.”

On his part, 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 places, such as this activity at AUK, as well as other 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. Certainly, this campaign’s success and achieving its objectives are relevant to overall cooperation and coordination between organizations and individuals, including AUK and EQUATE that deserve utmost appreciation and gratitude.”

EQUATE Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Leader Mohammad Al-Shamary said, “Due to safety having several personal and professional dimensions, such a partnership between KFSD and EQUATE holds utmost importance to ensure overall safety at home, work, when driving vehicles and other places, including AUK that has our heartfelt appreciation for holding this activity. 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 and holding this activity at AUK are prime examples of EQUATE’s tagline ‘Partners in Success’.”

Safe Campaign will hold its next activity at 360 Mall during October 16-18,2014.

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.

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.