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Panel discusses best ways to ‘prevent’ fire accidents Municipality, KFSD cooperation a must

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Municipal Council’s Reform and Development Committee discussed the roles of Kuwait Municipality and Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) in monitoring investment properties to prevent fire accidents and means of facing the challenge, reports Al- Seyassah daily.

Chairperson of the committee Abdullah Al- Kandari, after a workshop organized by the committee on fire accidents, declared the committee had observed incessant fire outbreaks according to statistics provided by the Fire Service Directorate.

He said 295 fire accidents happened at investment properties in 2013, and the committee deliberated on the best way to tackle accidents as means of protecting the lives of Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti tenants. He added some property owners who change the structure of the buildings are the cause of such hazards. The committee urged the monitoring agencies at Kuwait Municipality and KFSD to activate their roles by closely monitoring the buildings and amend the internal regulations as required

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