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For 1st Time in Saudi Arabia, Women Engage in Firefighting

Sun 23 Dec 2018 | 02:53 PM
Nawal Sayed

By: Nawal Sayed

CAIRO, Dec. 23 (SEE) –

For the first time in

the history of Saudi Arabia, Aramco Company trained two Saudi women about

firefighting operations as part of a periodical training program. It was known

that only men can work in firefighting’s related jobs.

Jazia Dossari, female

engineer, said that she was inspired by her father's firefighting career. “My

father was passionate about his work,” she added.

She noted that her

family will be definitely proud of her is she “can continue to inherit the

profession and join the fire department.”

“Becoming a

firefighter was a dream which has just become true,” Jazia said.

The other female

participant is Engineer Abeer al-Jabr who expressed her overwhelming happiness

for joining the training program at Aramco.

"I am happy to be

part of this opportunity which reflects equality, especially as I have worked alongside

my male colleagues," said Abeer.

Dozens activists on social

networks welcomed that move by Aramco, describing the incident as unprecedented”

move in the Saudi Kingdom.