Fire Science Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to launch new training centre at Jubail
Beginning in 2011, the new training facility will be the first of its kind organized by the private sector.
The Fire Science Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (FSAKSA) 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.
"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.
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