Fire Chief

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The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a world-renowned private university located in Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a 36 km2 suburban campus on the Red Sea, a residential city of >8,000 residents, a university campus with 200,000 m2 of modern research laboratories and a research park with local and global research centers. Within KAUST, there are >2,000 separate fire alarm systems connected to >65,000 detectors. Our Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) expertise leads the university in the development of innovative systems and programs that enable a strong safety culture and the ability to manage the risks associated with our state-of-the-art research and education.

The Fire Chief within the Fire Department plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of the campus community by overseeing fire prevention, emergency response, and fire department operations. This position requires strategic leadership, effective management of service provider contracts, and a commitment to maintaining high standards of safety and emergency preparedness for routine and emergency services, including but not limited to, firefighting, rescue, hazardous material response, evacuation, salvage, emergency planning, training, inspections, testing & maintenance. Ensures compliance and consistency with programs. Works directly with counterparts in Civil Defense for mutual aid, utilizing resources to provide the most cost-effective fire protection. 

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