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Kuwait dispatches firefighters to Turkey, Greece

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Based on instructions by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait will send two teams of fire fighters to assist in putting down the wild fires in Turkey and Greece. Chief of the Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) Lieutenant General Khaled Al-Mekrad said in a statement on Saturday that each team will consist of 45 fire fighters with full gear, along with six full extinguishing mechanism. He added that a team will go to Turkey on Sunday, while the second team will head to Greece on Monday to support in countering the wildfires in both countries. Lieutenant General Al-Mekrad thanked the Ministry of Defense, and the Foreign Ministry for their efforts in easing the transport of the two teams to the friendly nations.

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