The Fire Section provides emergency services using a wide range of firefighting and fire prevention methods. The team takes proactive measures like providing regular training exercises and conducting mock / fire drills (Rescue / Evacuation drill and Emergency First aid), periodic inspection, testing, maintenance & operation of firefighting equipment, such as Extinguishers, Breathing Apparatus / road run of all fire vehicles /appliances monitoring for fault fire alarm & firefighting system. Surprise emergency preparedness drills and basic firefighting and building marshal courses were introduce to strengthen emergency services provided on site.
Additionally, Hazmat training as provided to all firefighters through Ras Laffan College to ensure they received the most up to date information and knowledge of hazardous materials. Portions of the training were also provided in Arabic, a first for the Fire team.
In 2019, emergency preparedness at Qatar Steel was enhanced through the procurement of a Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) with specialized rescue gear and advanced firefighting features. There were upgrades made to the fire water network throughout the plant as well as to the fire alarm systems at the rolling mills, warehouses, jetty and the mail office.