Durinh the training sessions for staff in the use of a hi-tech Mobile Water Supply system
The Pearl-Qatar, the Middle East’s most innovative mixed-use development, has recently conducted training sessions for staff in the use of a hi-tech Mobile Water Supply system as part of its commitment to safety and security on the Island.
High ranking officials from the Civil Defense Authority took part in the training sessions with team members from Glitter and The Shield, both fully owned subsidiaries of United Development Company (UDC), master developer of The Pearl-Qatar. The Island’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) officers also participated.
The advanced Mobile Water Supply system, developed by Hytrans Fire System, includes two Mercedes Axor hook arm trucks, a HydroSub 900, Powerfoam and portable water supply equipment and power supply. It is designed to pump water from any open water supply to fight a fire.
“This system is ideal for efficient fire fighting in a water-bound environment like The Pearl- Qatar,” Brigadier Abdullah Muhammed Al Suwaidi from Civil Defense said. “In major fire emergencies, the main issue is always water flow and pressure, access, time and distance. Therefore, it is always necessary to be able to pump from open water sources and this system allows us to do that.”
Saeed Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Glitter, The Shield and HSE at The Pearl-Qatar said the new system was part of UDC’s commitment to create and maintain a safe, secure and clean environment on the Island.
“This system can pump thousands of liters of water to an area when needed in an emergency. By deploying the latest technology The Pearl-Qatar is delivering on its commitment to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors to the Island,” he said.
Two fire engines are already stationed on the Island and the water supply system will be stored in close proximity in case of emergency.