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.