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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - CIVIL DEFENCE

Mansour bin Mohammed opens Intersec 2017

Posted on 23/01/2017

Intersec 2017, the world's largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries. The 19th edition of the annual showcase was flagged off by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was accompanied by senior government officials, organisers, and high-ranking representatives from the regional security industry. Running for three days and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Civil Defence launches innovative early response firefighting systems at Interesc

Posted on 23/01/2017

Dubai Civil Defence launched on Sunday Dolphin, an innovative early response firefighing service utilising water jetpacks at the opening of Intersec Fire Safety Conference, part of Intersec 2017, the world's largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. Major General Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence, launched the firefighting system which will allow civil defence to tackle blazes in boats and shoreline buildings from water. 'Dolphin is one of the ...  >>MORE

National Ambulance completes campaign with ‘Be Prepared’ call to community

Posted on 02/11/2016

National Ambulance on Monday released the final video in its ‘Ready and Responsible' campaign to inform the community about the most effective way to use the emergency ambulance service. ‘Be Prepared' follows the success of the first video about sharing the road with ambulances and the second video about responsible use of the 998 emergency ambulance number. The three videos released under the ‘Ready and Responsible' campaign will be shown before films at VOX Cinemas in Fujairah, Ras ...  >>MORE

National Ambulance launches ‘Ready and Responsible’ Campaign

Posted on 09/10/2016

The National Ambulance, on Saturday, launched the first in a series of videos aimed at raising public awareness about the most effective way to use the emergency ambulance service. Over the next month, three videos will be posted on social platforms to help educate the public about how to minimise delays and maximise the benefits National Ambulance provides. The first video focuses on the role drivers can play in ensuring their behaviour does not hinder an ambulance at a motor vehicle ...  >>MORE

Dubai Marina tower firefighters awarded for saving pets’ lives

Posted on 26/07/2016

Firefighters who battled the Sulafa Tower blaze will be recognised for saving the lives of many animals trapped in the 75-floor skyscraper. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) Asia-Pacific, an international animal rights organisation, will award Dubai Civil Defence for its efforts after receiving emails from tower residents praising firefighters. Peta said that the DCD would be sent a Hero to Animals Award and a letter. "We found out about their heroic actions as a result of ...  >>MORE

New traffic light control system to give priority to civil defence vehicles

Posted on 21/07/2016

If you're driving on an Abu Dhabi road and the signal turns red with the sirens of civil defence vehicles being heard nearby, then you shouldn't be surprised. As matter of fact, you must put breaks and slow down the vehicle because the priority will be given to the civil defence vehicles at the signal or junction. On Wednesday, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence announced a new advanced traffic light control system in cooperation with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport whereby the civil ...  >>MORE

Civil Defence honours students for innovating inflammable foam

Posted on 17/06/2016

The Civil Defence General Directorate at the Ministry of Interior has honoured a student team from Al Ittihad Private School, Jumeira, in a ceremony on the school premises, for inventing ‘inflammable wood foam'. Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, Civil Defence General Commander-in-Chief at the MoI, said that he valued the efforts of the school administration for supporting the innovative female students. He explained that the innovation represents an added value for the Civil Defence ...  >>MORE

300 persons, 70 vehicles involved in Dubai Airport Tunnel fire drill

Posted on 14/05/2016

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Friday successfully completed a fire drill in the Airport Tunnel in Dubai that simulated a collision involving several vehicles. During the drill that lasted for more than four hours, the tunnel was closed for traffic heading towards Sharjah from Thursday midnight to 6am on Friday. The drill involved 11 federal and local government entities including the National Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Authority, Emergency, Crises, and Disaster ...  >>MORE

Al Harithi inspects accident readiness of Abu Dhabi Police Emergency service

Posted on 27/04/2016

Brigadier Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, has visited the Emergency and Public Safety Department, to inspect the level of readiness of staff members and the different vehicles and techniques used to deal with accidents, and provide awareness, first aid, rescue and public safety to society in general. During the inspection visit, Brigadier Al Harithi examined the workflow at the department, the different tasks and duties ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed adopts "Integration Doctrine" logo on Civil Defence Vehicles

Posted on 19/04/2016

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior approved on Monday a plan to put the "Integration Doctrine" logo on Civil Defence vehicles. The logo represents a symbol of collective work. During a meeting at the Ministry of Interior's Headquarters, Sheikh Saif reviewed the ‘Traffic Light Controller', which overrides traffic signals, giving emergency vehicles priority and right of way, when in rescue or firefighting missions. Sheikh Saif ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid participates in Dubai Civil Defence celebrations

Posted on 02/03/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday joined the staff of Dubai Civil Defence in celebrating World Civil Defence Day, being marked this year under the theme, 'Civil Defence and Modern Media." During a visit to a civil defence centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, he praised the emirate's civil defence teams for making heroic efforts and successfully controlling the fire that gutted The Address hotel in Downtown Dubai hours ...  >>MORE

UAE joins world family in celebrating World Civil Defence Day today

Posted on 01/03/2016

The UAE will join the international community in celebrating World Civil Defence Day, being marked this year under the theme, ' Civil Defence and Modern Media. World Civil Defence Day, created by a decision of the International Civil Defence Organisation, ICDO, General Assembly in 1990, is celebrated every year on the 1st of March. This day commemorates the entry into force of the ICDO Constitution as an intergovernmental organisation in 1972 and has two main purposes: that of bringing to the ...  >>MORE

National Ambulance successfully completes two years serving the community in the nation's northern regions

Posted on 28/02/2016

National Ambulance is celebrating the second anniversary of assuming operational responsibility for emergency pre-hospital services in the northern regions of the country. Since commencing operations on the 24th February 2014, National Ambulance has responded to more than 89,000 number of calls from the community. In the past year of operations National Ambulance has handled almost 5,000 calls every day. Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, Deputy CEO of National Ambulance, said: "In just two short years ...  >>MORE

ADM opens Crises and Emergency Control Room, as part of Disasters Management Project

Posted on 22/02/2016

In implementation of the directives of the leadership stressing the importance of revamping the handling of disasters, emergencies and crises, Musabbah Mubarak Al Murar, Acting General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, has recently opened the Emergency, Crises and Disasters Control Room in the municipality's head office on Sheikh Zayed Street. "This project reflects the municipal system's commitment to adopting the latest methods applicable in handling disasters and crises in order to ...  >>MORE

UAE to host world firefighter challenge

Posted on 20/12/2015

The UAE will host the UAE World Firefighter Challenge next year, on the sidelines of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR), Abu Dhabi 2016. Held in collaboration with Reed Exhibitions at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), the championship will be organised by the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Civil Defence General Command, in collaboration with the UAE-based 911 Challenge, and will take place on March 15-17, 2016. The UAE national ...  >>MORE

Superfast speed cars to join Dubai Ambulance for critical care

Posted on 31/10/2015

A series of superfast cars that could well belong to the 'Fast and Furious league' are being incorporated into the fleet of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS). Termed the First Responder, the new fleet of cars is equipped with highly advanced machines that can examine and obtain critical data from victims involved in an accident or any other emergency and provide vital initial care on the scene. "The primary purpose of the car is to reach the accident site at the earliest, even ...  >>MORE

Dubai Civil Defence introduces Personal Dashboard for all residents and visitors

Posted on 23/10/2015

The Dubai Civil Defence has announced the launch of the Personal Dashboard, which allows residents and visitors in the emirate to connect to its services and import personal data they wish to view on an intuitive interface. This unique way will allow residents and visitors to visualise data to keep informed and connected. The Personal Dashboard, says Dubai Civil Defence, will empower citizens, residents and visitors by connecting them to their needs and making their daily city interactions ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed signs Abu Dhabi Declaration 2015

Posted on 21/10/2015

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, signed on Tuesday morning, the sketch of the Abu Dhabi Declaration 2015, at the 2015 Global Meeting on Search and Rescue. The declaration aims to enhance the standards of readiness and response in national and international urban search and rescue operations. It also confirms the commitment of international search and rescue teams to the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi civil Defence and Saaed launch first phase of the Inspection project

Posted on 13/09/2015

The General Directorate of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with Saaed Company for Traffic Systems, has launched the first phase of the project titled "Tafteesh" (Inspection), developed in line with the government's directives to improve excellence in services delivery across the country. This approach would ensure satisfaction of customers and beneficiaries, and contribute to achieving the highest standards of safety requirements across all of the country's facilities. Brigadier ...  >>MORE

New Dubai fire trucks pump water 32 floors

Posted on 04/06/2015

The Dubai Civil Defence is in the process of acquiring new fire trucks that have the ability to pump water up to 32 floors, an official said. Brigadier Ahmad Obaid Al Sayegh, Acting Director of Dubai Civil Defence, said the new trucks are expected to be included in the fleet by next year. "The trucks in use now can pump up to 10 floors. However, we usually fight fires from inside the building,” he said during a visit by a delegation from Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Headquarters to Al ...  >>MORE

998 number re-activated for National Ambulance in northern regions

Posted on 26/05/2015

On orders from H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the Under- Secretary Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far has directed the reactivation of the dedicated 998 emergency number for National Ambulance. As of yesterday, all calls from the northern regions will be directed to the National Ambulance Communications Centre, thus reducing the time it takes to activate an ambulance. The reactivation follows an extensive testing phase which took ...  >>MORE

MoI stresses keenness to provide requirements for Western Region Civil Defence Centres

Posted on 08/05/2015

Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, Commander-in-Chief of the Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, has emphasised the ministry's keenness to provide all of the requirements and needs for the Civil Defence centres and employees in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. This statement follows Major General Al Marzouqui's recent visit to the Port, Liwa, and Madinat Zayed Civil Defence centres in the Western Region. He then urged the officers and personnel of the centres to continuously ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid issues Law on Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

Posted on 04/05/2015

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No (12) of 2015 on Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services. The new Law defined the objectives of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services to include enhancing and developing ambulance services in Dubai in compliance with the approved strategic plan and best international practices, prompt respond to emergency situations, ...  >>MORE

Air Wing carries out 9 humanitarian missions

Posted on 25/03/2015

The Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing Department has carried out nine humanitarian missions transferring injured persons and patients in various missions throughout Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The Air Wing members transferred a 13-year-old citizen to Al Mafraq Hospital after he sustained injuries from a motorbike accident on Delma Island. In two other missions, staff onboard the air ambulance provided first aid and transferred citizens, ages 50 and 55, to Khalifa Hospital in order to continue their ...  >>MORE

Dubai Ambulance adds Lotus and Mustang to fleet

Posted on 13/10/2014

Ambulance sports cars will be scrambled to accident and emergency victims in Dubai, it was revealed at Gitex Technology Week on Sunday. Dubai Ambulance has added a Lotus and two Ford Mustangs to its fleet to slash the response time even further, from a target of eight minutes to four. Officials at the unit's stand at Gitex said the cars will be driven by specially trained drivers and carry first aid kits needed to stabilise critical patients until regular ambulances arrive. They are not ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. paramedics complete study tour of Australia

Posted on 22/09/2014

Nineteen U.A.E. Paramedics have returned from a study tour of Australian ambulance services, undertaken as part of continuing Paramedic Degree studies at the Higher Colleges of Technology Men's College in Dubai of the 19 students, 14 of them were from the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) while the remainder were from Abu Dhabi. The tour lasted three weeks, during which the paramedics spent time with the Queensland Ambulance Service in Brisbane, the NSW Ambulance Service in ...  >>MORE

National Ambulance Handles 586 calls during Eid Holiday

Posted on 15/08/2014

The National Ambulance Company stated that it handled 586 emergency calls regarding different incidents across the northern emirates during the Eid holiday. Of these calls, 362 were in Sharjah, 102 in Ras al Khaimah, 75 in Ajman, 40 in Fujairah, and seven in Umm Al Qaiwain. The calls reporting traffic accidents injuries accounted for 38 percent. Ahmed Al Hajeri, Deputy CEO at the National Ambulance Company, noted that 95 percent of ambulances were utilised during the Eid. "There was an ...  >>MORE

National Ambulance Company steps-up medical response alertness for Eid-Al-Fitr

Posted on 28/07/2014

The National Ambulance Company, NAC, has announced that it has stepped-up its preparedness to dealing with emergencies across the country during Eid-Al-Fitr, by increasing the number of medical personnel and ambulances available in an effort to swiftly respond to any emergency. Ahmad Al Hajiri, CEO of the NAC, said that all emergency calls to 999 and 997 will be responded to as soon as possible, adding that ambulance services will be positioned at 24 different sites around the clock in ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed reviews two search and rescue manuals

Posted on 18/06/2014

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, yesterday issued directives for the distribution of two significant international manuals on search and rescue to public safety authorities, locally and regionally. The books, which have been translated to Arabic for the first time, feature some of the best international search and rescue experiences and will be used to educate those in the field on how to respond to disasters and their ...  >>MORE

Women put the fire into firefighting

Posted on 07/04/2014

Some people are just born heroes. As a child, Maitha Saeed Al Zaabi loved watching films with uniformed heroes saving lives. She would tell herself, "yes, I want to be that hero. I want to save lives, I want to be able to make a difference in someone's life.” Last week, the First Sergeant at Abu Dhabi police got to live out one of her dreams, as she pulled on a firefighter uniform and had a taster of life on the front line. Wearing a firefighting uniform that weighed more than 16kg – the ...  >>MORE

UAE International Fire-fighter Challenge 2014 kicks off next April at ISNR Abu Dhabi

Posted on 29/03/2014

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, will be organising the UAE International Fire-fighter Challenge 2014. The challenge will be one of the highlights of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014), which is set to take place on April 1-3, 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This first-of-its-kind event in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, is being organised by the ...  >>MORE

UAE World Fire-fighter Challenge kicks off in Abu Dhabi this April

Posted on 04/02/2014

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Command of Civil Defence, and in partnership with the UAE-based 911 Fire-fighting Group, is organising the UAE World Fire-fighter Challenge 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The UAE World Fire-fighter Challenge 2014 is part of the activities of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience, ISNR, Abu Dhabi 2014 taking place from April 1st to April 3rd. The Challenge is held under the patronage of H.H. ...  >>MORE

Dubai turns to drones for firefighting

Posted on 20/01/2014

Remote-control robots equipped with fire hoses and flying surveillance drones could be used to tackle blazes in the near future. Dubai Civil Defence has bought 15 "quad-copters” – remote-controlled drones that will be used to patrol high-risk areas, such as industrial zones, to monitor and record fires. In the event of a blaze, the drones, operated from Civil Defence stations, will be used to fly around a building on fire to help determine how best to handle the situation before firefighters ...  >>MORE

New fire station opened in Dibba Al Hosn

Posted on 21/12/2013

The Sharjah Police together with Sharjah Civil Defence has opened a new fire station in Dibba Al Hosn. The station is equipped with advanced fire engines and equipment and will enable the prompt arrival of firefighters at accident sites. Their quick arrival, apart from helping save lives, will also contribute to minimising financial and property losses, said Major General Humaid Mohammad Al Hudaidi, commander-in-chief of Sharjah Police. Major General Al Hudaidi and Brigadier Abdullah Al ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Air Wing rescues six sailors

Posted on 19/12/2013

Members of Sharjah Air Wing have rescued six Indian sailors after high waves swept their ship 10 miles away from the coast of the Emirate of Sharjah. The ship was coming from a neighbouring country and was about to capsise yesterday morning, after entering Sharjah Creek westward, due to waves caused by the current bad weather. On the rescue plane, medical staff provided first aid for the six sailors and provided them with the necessary medical care, transferring them to Al Qasimi Hospital for ...  >>MORE

UAE rescue team gives demonstration of wireless remote Aircraft at emergency scenes

Posted on 26/09/2013

The UAE Search and Rescue Team showcased its experience in using remote-controlled aircraft for aerial photography before 60 international rescue teams. The demonstration was part of a work paper submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed AlAnsari, Head of the UAE Search and Rescue Team, and field liaison officer between the Ministry of Interior and the UN for handling disasters. Lt. Col AlAnsari's work paper shed light on the usage of these aircraft, during the meeting of the heads of the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to enforce stronger fire safety rules

Posted on 10/06/2013

The Civil Defence department has started intensive inspection and awareness campaigns targeting the commercial and industrial establishments they warned last year to follow fire safety and protection rules. Fines ranging between Dh10,000 to Dh50,000 will be levied if they are found flouting the safety rules and not responding to the warnings issued to them. Brigadier Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence Department, told Gulf News the department had started the ...  >>MORE

New firefighting technology for Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/05/2013

The General Directorate of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi has conducted at the Civil Defence Academy campus a trial for new technique to contain fire. The One Seven system is a completely new, highly efficient compressed air foam extinguishing procedure for fires. It is a highly efficient extinguishing agent which only requires a low quantity of water. It can be applied at fires of any kind. Maximum efficiency providing highest safety. With the safe, fast, reliable, and easy use system , the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Victim Affairs Office fully geared to handle mass-casualty situations

Posted on 06/02/2013

As one of the very few cities in the world with a permanent Victim Affairs Office, Abu Dhabi accords utmost importance to the dignity of its residents, even in death. According to an official at the Victim Affairs Office of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital is one of the few cities which operates a year-round office to deal with mass-casualties since other major cities merely train task forces or set up emergency casualties bureaus once a disaster occurs. Colonel Mohammad Ali Al Dallal, senior ...  >>MORE

DCAS - Traffic accidents top the list of emergencies

Posted on 09/01/2013

Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) has received a total of 100,000 calls in 2012 reporting accidents against 88,000 in 2011 with traffic accidents topping the list that required an ambulance, followed by home emergencies like people who suffer cardiac arrest, blood sugar increase, and asthma, a senior official of the Corporation said. "Ambulances belonging to private medical facilities cannot offer help in the event of accidents, but only DCAS," said Khalifa bin Drai, Executive ...  >>MORE

'Residential fire safety is this year’s priority'

Posted on 06/01/2013

Despite the emirate being home to some of the year's biggest fires, officials say fire accidents in Sharjah halved last year. Civil Defence released the new statistics from the department showing that four people died and 46 sustained injuries in fires in the emirate last year, while another seven died in other civil defence rescue-related operations, with a further 61 injuries reported. Civil Defence figures put the total number of deaths and injuries in fires and other civil defence-handled ...  >>MORE

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Mansour bin Mohammed opens Intersec 2017


Dubai Civil Defence launches innovative early response firefighting systems at Interesc


National Ambulance completes campaign with ‘Be Prepared’ call to community


National Ambulance launches ‘Ready and Responsible’ Campaign


Dubai Marina tower firefighters awarded for saving pets’ lives


New traffic light control system to give priority to civil defence vehicles


Civil Defence honours students for innovating inflammable foam


300 persons, 70 vehicles involved in Dubai Airport Tunnel fire drill


Al Harithi inspects accident readiness of Abu Dhabi Police Emergency service


Saif bin Zayed adopts "Integration Doctrine" logo on Civil Defence Vehicles


Mohammed bin Rashid participates in Dubai Civil Defence celebrations


UAE joins world family in celebrating World Civil Defence Day today


National Ambulance successfully completes two years serving the community in the nation's northern regions


ADM opens Crises and Emergency Control Room, as part of Disasters Management Project


UAE to host world firefighter challenge


Superfast speed cars to join Dubai Ambulance for critical care


Dubai Civil Defence introduces Personal Dashboard for all residents and visitors


Saif bin Zayed signs Abu Dhabi Declaration 2015


Abu Dhabi civil Defence and Saaed launch first phase of the Inspection project


New Dubai fire trucks pump water 32 floors


998 number re-activated for National Ambulance in northern regions


MoI stresses keenness to provide requirements for Western Region Civil Defence Centres


Mohammed bin Rashid issues Law on Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services


Air Wing carries out 9 humanitarian missions


Dubai Ambulance adds Lotus and Mustang to fleet


U.A.E. paramedics complete study tour of Australia


National Ambulance Handles 586 calls during Eid Holiday


National Ambulance Company steps-up medical response alertness for Eid-Al-Fitr


Saif bin Zayed reviews two search and rescue manuals


Women put the fire into firefighting


UAE International Fire-fighter Challenge 2014 kicks off next April at ISNR Abu Dhabi


UAE World Fire-fighter Challenge kicks off in Abu Dhabi this April


Dubai turns to drones for firefighting


New fire station opened in Dibba Al Hosn


Sharjah Air Wing rescues six sailors


UAE rescue team gives demonstration of wireless remote Aircraft at emergency scenes


Sharjah to enforce stronger fire safety rules


New firefighting technology for Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Victim Affairs Office fully geared to handle mass-casualty situations


DCAS - Traffic accidents top the list of emergencies


'Residential fire safety is this year’s priority'