Rob Lane, General Manager Kidde Fire Trainers; Jörg Winkler, Director Sales Europe Kidde Fire Trainers; Ziad Al-Roshood, President FSA-KSA; James Jordano, VP Global Fire Products UTC Fire & Security

Rob Lane, General Manager Kidde Fire Trainers; Jörg Winkler, Director Sales Europe Kidde Fire Trainers; Ziad Al-Roshood, President FSA-KSA; James Jordano, VP Global Fire Products UTC Fire & Security

Kidde Fire Trainers to support new training facility in Saudi Arabia

Published:  03 February, 2010

Fire Science Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (FSA-KSA) signs Memorandum of Understanding with Kidde Fire Trainers for the support in developing a Fire Training Facility in Jubail.

The Fire Science Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (FSA-KSA) in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will with ongoing consulting assistance from the University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy Worldwide (FSAW), soon be breaking ground on its new training facility. This new facility will provide professional instruction in fire fighting and disaster management for emergency responders in the Kingdom and the region beginning in 2011. It is the first of its kind organized by the private sector.

During the INTERSEC 2010 in Dubai a Memorandum of Understanding between FSA-KSA and Kidde Fire Trainers was signed to support in the development of this training centre. For Kidde Fire Trainers GmbH this is an important project that will be realized with State of the Art gas fueled training installation to provide the emergency responders with realistic training scenarios at highest standards for safety and quality. “Kidde Fire Trainers offers the broadest range of products available for the fire services on the market today. Since 1979 we have specialized in the provision of computer controlled, gas –fuelled systems designed to meet a wide variety of training objectives”, Kidde Fire Trainers Director Sales and Marketing, Jörg Winkler said.

“The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy (FSA), USA is a leading fire fighting centre in the world and has assisted FSA-KSA by sharing our knowledge and experience in the conceptual design and operation of an exceptional training facility that, in the case of FSA-KSA, will serve the needs of industry within the Kingdom,” said Mitchell Baclawski, principal of the Fire Science Academy’s Worldwide division. “We began a consultation partnership with FSA-KSA in 2008 and have worked to promote the development of a hands-on emergency response training facility, which is envisioned to be as comprehensive as our own Academy in Nevada.”

The facility is being built by FSA-KSA in Jubail Industrial City on a 30,000 square meter area plot and will offer training and other emergency response and risk management services to the petrochemical, petroleum, and mining industries. According to Ziad Al-Roshood, Chairman and CEO of FSA-KSA the curriculum and instruction will be administered by the University of Nevada, Reno, and Kidde Fire Trainers GmbH from Germany, the world leading supplier of Hot Fire Training Systems, will provide the technology for the full-scale training props.

FSA is an emergency response training facility specializing in industrial fire fighting, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, aircraft rescue, and incident management services. The FSA has been preparing emergency response professionals for 37 years. Students hail from all 50 United States and more than 40 different countries. Through its outreach arm, FSA Worldwide, students on four continents have benefited from FSA training in their home countries.

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