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UN Hails DCD’s Excellent Performance in Address Downtown Hotel Fire



On behalf of United Nations Organization, Ambassador   Dr. Ahmed Mohammed ALMasagati, UN ambassador for education in Middle East and North Africa, has honored Civil Defence Personnel for their excellent performance in fighting Address hotel fire broke out in New Year eve. Ceremony to honor the Directors of Civil Defence fire stations  on behalf of Civil Defence personnel who participated in the accident, was conducted at Civil Defence (Emirates Martyrs Center) building,  in  the presence of Brig. Ahmed Obaid ALsayegh, Assist. Director General for Fire & Rescue. 


In his brief speech, Dr. ALMasagati said:
“The role carried out by Civil Defence personnel and other supportive teams from different departments, during responding to the accident , and the smooth evacuation operations of occupants , without any casualties asserted the role of the culture,methdiloglies and conduct of excellent performance implanted by the farsighted leadership in the minds and hearts of Civil Defence workers  and other stakeholders. At the same time reflects their efficient skills, discipline  and high humanitarian awareness. Mentioned factors, have enhanced the good reputation of UAE as a safety oasis, meeting points for success seekers from across the continents”.  

He added:
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation, being with my family among the occupants of the hotel during the catastrophe,  for all those who contribute to make the joy of millions, who turned out to  the celebration area, come true. We have gone through a very  harsh experience,  in which people and workers in different sectors in UAE in general and Dubai in particular, have shown genuine keenness to safeguard the safety and conveniences  of their guests. May I take opportunity to  announce our interest to involve all dignitaries and celebrities in spreading  the safety culture through social media across different age groups, specially the youth.

Brig. Ahmed ALsayegh briefed the guest about the nature of Civil Defence tasks, equipments and apparatus. Then, ambassador wrote a comment on the guest log book.

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