Disaster Reduction within Sustainable Development by Dubai Civil Defence

As Civil Defence celebrated its World Civil Defence Day on 1st March 2015, a special report was published by Directorate together with Khaleej Times, which emphasized the outstanding achievements and full commitment of the team for people's safety.

The proactive concept and its features help to strengthen the link to sustainable development and to reduce disaster risk to fulfill the goal, “YOUR SAFETY IS OUR MAIN CONCERN”, as stated by Major General Rashid Thani Al Mathrooshi, Acting Commander-in-Chief and Director General, UAE Civil Defence.

Press reports
  • Pacific Controls showcase ‘Smart Solution’ at 5th Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum
  • Sheikh Mohammed launches 4th phase of Government Excellence Programs
  • Reduced number of major incidents
    The 24x7 Command Control Center has captured more than 5,648 real life safety alarms since the time of its inception. The Command Control Center has played a vital role in capturing and preventing fire and life safety incidents in Dubai. Statistics show steady reduction in serious incidents in Dubai owing to faster response and timely maintenance of life and safety systems. Since August 2008 until 28th February 2015, there are more than 47,546 assets subscribed and 40,519 assets connected to 24x7 Direct Alarm System. In February 2015, 131 life safety incidents were captured while monitoring these connected asset.

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