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Reviewing Classification, Lists in Dubai Col. Mattran Chairs Haz-Mats Team First Meeting

2020 07 27 1NA

Col. Matrran Khalil Darwish, Operations Department Director at Dubai Civil Defence, has chaired the first meeting of Hazardous Materials team, held at DCD’S HQ, in which a number of issues were reviewed including main business agenda, distributing tasks among members, and discussing the operational plan, as well as time frame scheduled to implement set objectives. 

The team is tasked with preparing a comprehensive study for Hazardous Materials warehouses in the emirate of Dubai and submit for approval, preparing awareness topic materials, organizing workshops via social media and smart technologies channels for different community sectors, setting professional advanced mechanism to deal with Hazardous materials, in a way that ensures Dubai Police support during emergencies, also working to provide a complete envision to the higher committee for Crisis and Disasters management,  revealing strategic partners capabilities in dealing with hazardous materials, based on coordination and exchanging information with them.

Mattran also noted that the team started implementing the assigned tasks, with reviewing Haz-Mat classifications and lists, related management procedures in Dubai, discussing safety measures to ensure a maximum level of protection is provided for the community against Haz-Mat potential hazards.

He emphasized that the directives set by H. E. Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, enhances cooperation and joint work with concerned entities to achieve Haz-Mat integrated management in the emirate of Dubai, which greatly facilitates its management and control in different organizational stages, and achieve rapid response during emergencies.


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