New fire cover demonstration proved effective in killing the flames of vehicle on fire



As parts of its plans to upgrade its firefighting gear, equipment and manpower, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate’s firefighting sector yesterday conducted a successful experiment of the new ‘fire cover’. The demonstration was held in the presence of KFSD Director Lt Gen Khaled Al-Mekrad, where the cover was used on a vehicle on fire and proved effective in killing the flames and choking off oxygen. Accordingly, KFSD decided using the new technique for all vehicle fires and is studying including its use as a condition in licensing parking lots, namely multistoried ones, to ensure effective firefighting.-K.T.