KUWAIT: Four firemen were injured fighting a fire in a boat repair workshop in Hawally. The fire was in a two-storey building, and Hawally, Salmiya and technical rescue centers responded. The fire was fought and put out, leaving four firemen injured. Separately, firemen brought a fire at a warehouse under control without injuries. Sulaibkhat, Jleeb, Mishref and backup responded and contained the fire.
Kuwait Municipality’s Acting Director of Public Relations Abdelmohsen Aba Al-Khail announced the launch of inspection campaigns to follow up refurbishment of signboards. He said a media team was formed to cover the campaign, and prepared a field plan to cover all markets, shops and malls. The campaign’s slogan is “renew the signage at your place”. Aba Al-Khail called upon owners to quickly respond to concerned municipality authorities by replacing signboards and remove those in violation. He said the municipality will not be lenient in applying the law and collecting fees.
Director of Hawally governorate’s prevention sector Brig Khalid A Fahd said Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) has set certain specifications for vehicles transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), adding that the directorate held several meetings in this regard with concerned parties including Kuwait Oil Tankers Company. This decision was made following several accidents that took place in neighboring countries, so it was necessary to boost preventive measures on vehicles and ban their transport in commercial quantities without obtaining a prior license from KFSD.
Fahd mentioned some of the conditions that must be met by vehicles transporting LPG cylinders:
1- The vehicle must use diesel fuel.
2- The bed must be closed from the sides, back and top, with metal barriers that guarantee natural aeration of the bed.
3- The floor of the bed must be of compressed wood or any other strong insulation material.
4- Cylinders must not be stacked on top of each other. Also, no other materials should be placed on top.
Acting Director General of KFSD Maj Gen Khalid Al-Mikrad said HH the Prime Minister gave instructions to send Capt Fahd Al-Mukaimi from Hawally fire center for treatment abroad as he sustained a fractured pelvis on Saturday while dealing with a fire in a Hawally building.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun