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DCD's DG Honors Drive Safe Campaign



Maj.Gen. Expert Rashid Thani ALMatrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence has honored Hatta fire station personnel  who participated in Drive Safe Campaign, conducted by Department of Civil protection in association with Department of Borders Ports – Hatta Port at General Department of Residency & Foreigners Affairs at UAE and the Sultanate of Oman Land Border exit. Honoring ceremony was attended by  Brig. Salem Khalifa ALMugrab, Assist Director General for Supplies &Services Affairs and Col. Rashid ALBuflasah Director of General Director’s Office.

In his delivered speech Maj.Gen. Expert praised Hatta fire station for its excellent  awareness and preventive activity which helped to reduce the number of fire accidents within area of jurisdiction, and also hailed the efforts of Civil Protection Department in planning & executing campaign various stages.

Regarding the Nature of the Campaign, Director of Civil Protection Department Mrs. Amina Yaqoub said:
Drive Safe campaign conducted at land borders ports comes in line with other integrated activities which aiming at spreading awareness programs, and comprising  training & educating drivers from different public sectors such as (Hatta Public Transport-69 drivers), (RTA 150drivers), (1500 different drivers during Gulf Traffic Week), (Emirates Transportation-19 drivers), (Dubai Police – Transport Security Department- 32 drivers), (Masfoot Transport – 100 drivers), ( Dubai Taxi- 60 drivers) and ( 250 drivers of Emirates Transport). Preparations to conduct the Second stage of Drive Safe campaign is underway  firstly in collaboration with Dubai Customs to cover means of transportation at Sea, and secondly with ENOC to cover Petrol stations and  also to observe safety of Schools buses in both private & public educational institutions.

Trainees received information on sources of risks in cars and how to avoid, necessity to have manual fire extinguisher in the car and how to use , How to handle cars fires, necessity of performing periodical maintenance and using genuine spare parts to avoid fire accidents.

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