Qatar Civil Defence launches updated fire and life safety manual

Qatar Civil Defence launches updated fire and life safety manual

Qatar’s Civil Defence has launched an updated fire and safety manual to help aid fire prevention, suppression and protection of life in the event of a fire.

The new manual and guidance was launched by the General Directorate at a function held in the officers’ club of the Directorate on Thursday 3rd March. Brigadier Hamad Othman Al Duhaimi, Director General of Civil Defence, directors and officers of the departments and several representatives of consulting offices and contracting and engineering companies attended the ceremony.

Brigadier Hamad Othman Al-Duhaimi, Director General of Civil Defense, said: “The Civil Defence Technical Requirements Manual 2022 is the result of the efforts made by members of the committee assigned of preparing the manual for more than two years. The manual includes all engineering requirements related to prevention systems in buildings.”

He added that the manual has been updated with some new requirements as building regulations advance and evolve. Brigadier also thanked all government and private agencies for their contribution in updating the fire and life safety manual.

During the inauguration, a video showcasing the efforts of the working team who prepared the guidelines and saw it through its many stages of completion was shown. It also highlighted the most important updates that were made regarding building requirements and standards for protection systems. The Director-General of Civil Defense honoured the engineers of the consulting offices who participated in preparing and reviewing the Civil Defence Technical Requirements Manual 2022.

On the sidelines of the Manual launching, the General Directorate of Civil Defence organised a technical workshop for specialists to introduce the design and construction requirements for fire prevention control systems. Additionally, the workshop covered technological developments related to firefighting systems, conditions approved by the concerned authorities in the country, and the updated technical requirements to enhance safety and protection systems in buildings and facilities.