This Day in History

This Day in History (1975): Fire Prevention Exercise

A full demonstration of fire safety was on display in Ras Tanura.

This Day in History (1975): Fire Prevention Exercise

From the Feb. 26, 1975,  edition of The Arabian Sun

Ras Tanura firemen show management the best way to cool down a blazing LPG fire -- one of many demonstrations held as part of the community's Fire Prevention Week, Feb. 15-19. 


Other activities included:


Fire drills at the Najmah School, ITS, ITC, and Health Center

Demonstrations of First Aid

Demonstrations of fire extinguishers in both Najmah and Rahima

Annual open house at the Najmah Fire Station


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