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Al-Rustaq: A fire drill in cooperation with the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance

19/09/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Rustaq has recently organized a training regarding safety and security procedures in facilities and buildings during emergencies, in cooperation with the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance in Al-Batinah South Governorate.

 

 The event is aimed at raising the awareness of the department staff and to prepare fully for all circumstances and events and familiarize them with the basic rules that must be followed in emergency situations.
The program was presented by sergeant Said Nassir Al-Shiriany and First lieutenant Ismail Zaid Al-Salmi defining reasons and types of emergencies that might happen in buildings and facilities, such as fires from flammable materials, circumstances and factors leading to such disasters, he also defined the different types of fire extinguishers and the circumstances to use each type according to the burning materials.
After that, a hands-on exercise took place on how to use fire-extinguishing tools and a fire drill as per the evacuation plan and assembly points with the attendance of Captain Hilal Nassir Al-Yahmudy, an officer of Civil Defense and Ambulance in Al-Rustaq in Al-Batinah South Governorate   
These programs come in light of strengthening PACP participation with various governmental bodies and other institutions in various fields by creating a kind of joint cooperation and mutual understanding.

 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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