American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Kuwait Chapter as a part of continuous efforts in its professional journey, organized an Awareness workshop with the support from Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) on Basic firefighting awareness workshop on 28 November at Salmiya Fire Station, KFSD.
Janet Najare, Deputy Head, WISE Committee welcomed the participants for the Workshop. Sampath Reddy President of ASSE Kuwait Chapter briefed about the program outline and thanked KFSD for their support in hosting the program.
The training program was presented by Major Meshari Al Faras, Head of Planning & Information Center & First Lt. Ali M.H. Ali, PR & Media Dept. KFSD.
During the presentation, Major Meshari, informed on the basic components of fire, fire classification, types of extinguishers, causes of fires in residences and high-rise buildings etc. He further explained about the importance of knowing the Basic fire fighting skills and prevention method to avoid fire occurrence. Mr. Ali stressed on the steps to be taken to operate a portable fire extinguisher by any individual in case of emergency due to fire, the inspection of fire extinguishers. He also described the risk assessment for early detection and elimination of hazard that can cause fire.
The Awareness session was very much interactive; it was followed by Question & Answer session. As a token of appreciation, Mr. Ashok Garlapati, ASSE Advisory Committee member & Mr. Sampath Reddy, President of ASSE KC, handed over memento to Major Meshari Al Faras KFSD.
Around 30 women, including ASSE Kuwait Chapter member’s spouses, women ASSE members, and students participated in the awareness workshop. All the participants were presented with the certificate of participation.
FASCO Safety Systems Company sponsored the portable Fire Extinguishers for all the participants at the end of the program.