Farha leads the way in a man's world.(PEOPLE PROFILE)

An international student has become the first female fire engineer in the Gulf and is set to complete her studies at the University of Central Lancashire's (UCLan) Preston campus.

Farha Yahya Salim Al-Namaani from Muscat, in Oman, began her training two years ago at the Oman Fire Safety Engineering College (FSEC) and completed a two-month Health and Safety Engineering course at the Oman Refining Oil Company. She has come to UCLan for one year to complete the BSc (Hons) Fire Safety Engineering course.

In Oman, Farha has done everything in her training that the men do. She wears the blue and yellow uniform with white stripes and uses similar equipment to that of British firefighters. …

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