Kuwait Fire Service Directorate has urged individuals planning to establish spring camps to strictly adhere to safety and fire prevention requirements.
14 November 2023, 12:00 AM
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM
Brigadier General Muhammad Badr Ibrahim, the Director of the Public Relations and Media Department at the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, has urged individuals planning to establish spring camps to strictly adhere to safety and fire prevention requirements specified by Kuwait Municipality licenses to prevent accidents.
He emphasized that those setting up individual spring camps with an area per tent not exceeding 100 meters are not required to visit any prevention sector departments to obtain licenses. This is part of an effort to streamline the process for citizens and residents interested in camping.
Brigadier General Muhammad Badr outlined some key requirements, including the necessity for electrical wiring to be uncovered and extended according to the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy regulations. Other stipulations include refraining from using any heat source inside or near the tent, avoiding wooden floors inside the tent, maintaining a minimum distance of 6 meters between tents, a one-meter distance between the generator and tents, and 10 meters between the kitchen and tents.
Furthermore, there are additional requirements such as the use of non-thermal lighting (neon or energy-saving) not in contact with the tent’s roof. Each tent must be equipped with a 4-kilo dry powder fire extinguisher, and a 6-kilo dry powder extinguisher should be provided for the electric generator. Furniture and electrical appliances should be arranged inside the tent to prevent obstruction of exits during emergencies. When selecting camping sites, individuals are advised to choose elevated areas to prevent tents from being washed away during heavy rain.
For spring camps organized by ministries, agencies, companies, etc., Brigadier General Muhammad Badr stated that license applicants must seek approval from the prevention sector departments based on the governorate to which the camp belongs.
The General Fire Force has developed a comprehensive plan to secure camping sites through strategically located fire stations and rapid intervention points corresponding to camp locations. Additionally, awareness campaigns will be launched coinciding with the opening of the Fire Force Awareness Camp at the beginning of the season.