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EPPCO makes goodwill fire fighting gesture to Fujairah Civil Defence

Posted: 21 March 2004

In a move aimed at demonstrating its commitment to the communities it serves, Emirates Petroleum Products Company (EPPCO) LLC, has donated a fire-fighting foam trolley to Fujairah Civil Defence.

The equipment was handed over to Colonel Juma Saif Al Ghashemi, Director of Fujairah Civil Defence, by Zaid Al Qufaidi, Chief Operating Officer, EPPCO.

“This contribution serves a dual purpose,” said Hussain Sultan, Group Chief Executive and Board Member of EPPCO’s holding company, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) LLC. “It helps develop good relations with the Civil Defence and is part of our commitment to a community programme.”

EPPCO has previously donated similar equipment to the civil defence organizations in Dubai and Sharjah.

“This was a much up-dated version,” explained Sultan. “The 500 gallon capacity foam tank can pump up to 20 gallons a minute, enabling it to quickly replenish a fire truck while fighting a fire which will improve fire fighting efficiently.”

Other major advantages of the new foam truck are that the trolley pumps can empty the plastic foam container to the tank in just a few minutes while the fire fighter can use the trolley pump to deliver foam direct to the foam monitor.

“The contributionis a first step in strengthening ENOC and EPPCO’s relations with the Government of Fujairah,” explained Sultan. “For the future, we plan to jointly conduct various safety training programmes and are also planning a joint fire drill.”

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