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In preparation for the New Year's Eve celebrations Dubai Civil Defense conducts an evacuation drill in Burj Khalifa

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In preparation for the New Year's Eve celebrations

Dubai Civil Defense conducts an evacuation drill in Burj Khalifa

The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai carried out an evacuation drill in (Burj Khalifa) as part of preparations to secure events, Celebrating New Year's Eve 2022, with the participation of the safety and emergency teams in Emaar Company.

The scenario of the training evacuation Exercise began, with the Civil Defense Operations Room receiving an alert at 10:00 this morning, stating that a fire had broken out on one of the floors in Burj Khalifa, where the sirens sounded, after which the safety officials began evacuating the employees, and Zabeel Civil Defense Station immediately moved The first responder, as the jurisdiction, and Alittihad Civil Defense Station for Support. Upon arrival at 10:04, achieving a response time of (4) minutes, it was found that the accident was a simple fire on the 112th floor of the fireworks launch, and the specialized units began their roles efficiently and professionally, and the accident was controlled within 10 minutes only, according to the scenario decided in advance.

Brigadier Ali Hassan Al Mutawaa, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue Affairs, indicated that the exercise comes within the framework of the strategic plan of the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense, to ensure readiness to face accidents, testing alarms, and smart systems in all facilities, and determine the effectiveness of the internal plan and the readiness of emergency teams in public and private facilities, as well as testing the effective implementation of evacuation plans.

He noted that the exercise reflects the effectiveness of the operational plans pursued by Dubai Civil Defense, to sustain its readiness to secure New Year's Eve celebrations, and at the same time praised the preventive measures applied in Burj Khalifah in accordance with international best practices to ensure the highest measures for safety and well-being of visitors to Dubai.

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