Driving Safety

Berri Fire Chief Fahad Y. Al-Salami wins best driver award

Aramcon edges out 43,000 other entrants to win 2020 Eastern Province Best Driver honors.

Berri Fire Chief Fahad Y. Al-Salami wins best driver award

Fahad Y. Al-Salami, the battalion chief at the Berri Fire Control Unit of the Fire Protection Department (FrPD), has edged out almost 43,000 other entrants to win the 2020 Eastern Province Best Driver Award.


The award, sponsored by HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Eastern Region, strives to promote a safe driving culture and encourages participants to maintain a violation-free record.


Al-Salami won the Non-Violator Section (36 to 50 years) after passing his theoretical and practical driving tests.


The recognition ceremony was conducted virtually and attended by Nabeel A. Al-Jama’, senior vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Services, along with Aali M. Al Zahrani, vice president of Safety and Industrial Security.


“My journey started when Aramco and FrPD announced via (the company) home page the registration of the 2020 award in January 2020,” Al-Salami said. “I registered my name among the other 43,000 Eastern Province entrants.”


“The registration and filtration process took a long time,” he said. “I received a message stating that I was qualified to take the written test on Oct. 14, 2020.


“After passing the written test, I was qualified to take the practical test, which I did on Nov. 11, 2020. After completing the practical test, I was informed that I successfully passed all sections and won the award.


I am very grateful for what FrPD and Aramco gave me, and I consider this award as an achievement to my department and company, reflecting a good image on all Aramco employees and how overall defensive drivers they are.
Fahad Y. Al-Salami


“The company emphasizes all efforts, committees, and programs to elevate driving behaviors and I urge all of my colleagues to participate in the upcoming Traffic Safety Excellence Awards to pay back everything this great company has provided us with.”


FrPD management congratulates Al-Salami for his outstanding hard work and achievements, and encourages all employees to be a role model when it comes to road safety. All these efforts reemphasize FrPD’s commitment to safety and excellence.


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