Civil Defence holds mock drill at Texas A&M University at Qatar

 21 Aug 2017 - 17:23

Civil Defence holds mock drill at Texas A&M University at Qatar

The Peninsula

The General Directorate of Civil Defense conducted a mock drill on Friday 18 August 2017 at the Texas University in Education City, in collaboration with the security personnel.

The operations started when the Civil Defence authority received information about a leakage of gas and flammable materials at the university building. Immediately, the Hazardous Materials Handling Division moved from the General Directorate of Civil Defense to help the Civil Defense Teams in the Education City. Upon arrival at the site, a leakage of hazardous materials was found. The Civil Defense Division immediately dealt with the incident, controlled the leakage and flammable materials, and prevented the extension to the rest of the buildings of the University.

The security personnel succeeded with support of the security and safety staff at the University of Texas to evacuate staffs on site, and access to safe assembly points via emergency exits, as well as they searched for affected persons where they got three injured people.

The Al Fazaa Department and Ambulance also took part in the operations.