ITIC to train Kuwait Petroleum Corporation firefighters
Fire fighters and safety personnel of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) will receive training under new contracts with ITIC, a US-based consulting firm operation in the Arabian Gulf region. KPC approached ITIC to develop plans for preventing and dealing with disasters, following an explosion at one of its petroleum collection facilities near the Iraqi border that resulted in four deaths and 17 injuries.
In the coming years, ITIC will employ training personnel from the Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue Team of Fairfax County, Virginia, to provide the fire-fighting and public safety courses for KPC. The Task Force is one of two American teams that provide international outreach through the US State Department's Office of Disaster Assistance. The first course for KPC was completed in late January, training 20 KPC employees in basic firefighting.
The ninth largest oil company in the world with an estimated 190 years of crude oil reserves, the state-owned KPC has about 1,200 employees. Founded in 1980, KPC offers a portfolio of upstream and downstream services through its subsidiaries: Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) - exploration and production of oil and gas; Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) - refining and shipping; Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) - refining and product marketing; Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) - production and marketing of chemical products; Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) - foreign exploration; and Kuwait Oil Tanker Corporation (KOTC) - tanker operations . — (menareport.com)
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