Safe and Secure | Bahrain International Circuit
Fire chief by day and emergency services coordinator at the Bahrain International Circuit by night, Ayyoub commits himself to ensuring the safety of others.
Ayyoub has a deep passion for helping people, from bravely serving his community to keeping people safe on the track; he mixes lifesaving skills with passion for motorsport.
“We’ve got vehicles in eight different locations on the track for emergency response. If something happens on the track, we need to be on location within 60 seconds,” Ayyoub said, explaining the specifics of response procedure on the track.
Ayyoub leaves nothing to chance. His team practices their coordinated response to fire and medical emergencies. It is crucial for Ayyoub and his team to both tend to the patient and ensure a safe competition for the race.
This is a thoughtful process, involving the identification of areas of concern on the track, managing resources and gaining emergency vehicle positioning approval from FIA.
Ayyoub also is intimately involved in the selection process of the fire/rescue personnel.
“A fire marshal should be physically fit, brave, and not overwhelmed when an accident occurs right in front of them,” he said. “They need to help the drivers, and not become an additional causality.”
During the F1 Grand Prix, it is all hands on deck. Track emergency services require 150 fire/rescue personnel, 35 volunteers and civil defense staff.