DOHA THE General Administration of Civil Defence in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) recently conducted mock drills in 36 schools in the country as part of its plans to raise safety and security awareness among students.
The drills, which started at the beginning of the current academic year, included students in secondary, intermediate, primary and kindergarten schools in various safety and security activities.
Evacuation Officer at GDCD Captain Khamis Salem al Suwaidi said the programme was aimed at ensuring that schools in country meet safety requirements set the civil defence department.
He said the department was keen on organising mock drills in schools in order to train students and staff on evacuation process.
Suwaidi lauded the schools for their cooperation during the exercise, stressing that the Civil Defence would continue its awareness campaign among students.
Prior to the mock drills, safety officers visited the school and inspected safety equipment, fire extinguishing systems and other security materials.
The drills included an explanation on various types of fire extinguishers and practical training on how to use them and other safety equipment.