Equate, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate & Ministry of Interior Organize Joint Training on Firefighting Safety and Best Practices

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Published April 22nd, 2018 - 07:31 GMT
The partnership between EQUATE, KFSD and MOI has been growing over the past few years through a number of partnerships.
The partnership between EQUATE, KFSD and MOI has been growing over the past few years through a number of partnerships.

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) organized a joint training program to strengthen relations and adopt global best practices in addressing emergencies.

EQUATE’s Emergency Services & Security (ES&S) Leader Abdulqader Al-Qabandi, said: “We are committed to developing our employees’ skills on various and diverse levels. Constantly organizing and participating in fire safety training courses and workshops to keep everyone up-to-date and safe are things that we take very seriously due to the varying environments of our jobs. EQUATE pays great attention to sharing knowledge and expertise to ensure overall development and sustainability.”

The partnership between EQUATE, KFSD and MOI has been growing over the past few years through a number of partnerships. This initiative comes as part of a memorandum of understanding that was signed in 2016 to support efforts in relevant fields. The recent training programs, which included a total of over 20 employees from the three organizations, were conducted over the course of two weeks by experts in municipal firefighting and fire investigation at KFSD’s facilities, then followed by two-weeks of training on vital industrial security at MOI’s training center.

The EQUATE Group* is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. www.equate.com.

* The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).

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EQUATE Petrochemical Company

Established in 1995, EQUATE is a global producer of petrochemicals which participates in the creation of a better world, by providing reliable services and solutions, enabling global customers and stakeholders to grow and attain the success they seek. EQUATE’s shareholders are Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC), and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). 

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