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DCD and Huawei collaborate

MoU kicks off strategic Smart City collaboration as Dubai Civil Defence turns to innovation to ensure Dubai is the safest, smartest and happiest city in the world

Dubai, UAE – XX April 2017: Dubai Civil Defence and Huawei today announced a historic MoU to collaborate on a number of ICT initiatives that will lead to the creation of a next-generation, Smart City infrastructure for the safety, security and happiness of Dubai’s inhabitants. The MoU was signed during Huawei’s Global Safe City Summit, being held in Dubai on 26 and 27 April, 2017, which brings more than 400 global public safety and security stakeholders to the UAE to share experiences, insights and successes during the two-day event.

Huawei will work with Dubai Civil Defence to develop solutions for a next-generation Smart City ICT infrastructure that leverages cloud computing and cloud data centers, software-defined networking (SDN), big data, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), unified communications, intelligent video surveillance and other smart city technologies.

“As per the new Smart Dubai 2021 initiative announced by His Highness Skeikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Dubai Civil Defence is collaborating with Huawei to assess its current Smart City readiness and create a roadmap for accelerating its ICT development to meet the objectives of the Smart Dubai 2021 initiative,” said Colonel Expert Ali Hassan AlMutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services, Dubai Civil Defence.

Under the new Smart Dubai 2021 initiative, Dubai inhabitants will be able to access hundreds of Dubai government services through a new portal, paving the way for a 100 percent digital future, with Dubai government going completely paperless in its transactions by 2021.

“Huawei is proud to build on its ongoing commitment to Dubai government through this MoU with Dubai Civil Defence, which will see both parties collaboratively develop safe and smart city solutions that leverage Huawei’s global expertise in smart city deployments,” said Alaa ElShimy, Managing Director for ME Enterprise Business Group at Huawei. “Smart Dubai 2021 initiative sets a powerful precedent for other governments around the world to follow, and clearly demonstrates the broad vision of Dubai’s leadership for the improvement of the quality of life for its people and humanity as a whole.”

Dubai Civil Defence is turning to innovation for the development of its e-Services which provides online service access to vendors, contractors and business partners to support their efficient operations and provide them with the resources needed to align with Dubai’s Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice.

“Dubai Civil Defence is committed to delivering service excellence to the leadership and people of Dubai, and we are confident that we will do so with distinction by harnessing the most advanced innovation available, to make Dubai the smartest, safest, happiest city in the world,” added Col. Expert Ali Hassan AlMutawa.

This year’s Huawei’s Global Safe City Summit theme, ‘Leading new ICT, The Road to Collaborative Public Safety’, highlights the importance of collaboration in developing safe city technologies that meet the needs of the numerous stakeholders involved, allowing them to provide a more efficient, coordinated response effort through an open, accessible ICT ecosystem.

Huawei draws on its global Safe City expertise where its solutions are critical to the public safety and protection of over 400 million people in more than 100 cities across 30 countries. Huawei will demonstrate its leadership in safety prevention and response across four key areas, which include social security and unrest, accident disaster, public health and natural disaster.

In line with direct strategic of fire stations performance field assessment, inspection and follow up committee at DFP Annual assessment Launched chaired by Brig. Ahmed Obaid ALSayegh ,Assist. Director for fire safety, escorted by deputy committee chairman Col. Rashid Khalifa ALbuFalasa, Assist. Director for Fire & Rescue began their visits to stations to conduct institutional and individual performance assessment, including officers, warrant officers and the civil employees.

“ Adherence to assessment methods as per excellence and quality standards, reviewing and improving applications on the light of centers and teams performance field assessment is very important. Field and administrative training must be given special priority, since human force efficiency, skills, discipline and initiatives are deemed essential to ensure the plans success, and the way to have institutional and individual sustainable development and fundamental aspect to enhance achievements and improve the performance”ALSayegh confirmed.

Assessment process includes performance and results level of the annual plan implemented in each fire station based on fire and rescue department main annual plan set in 2015 following same year assessment . Assessment program comprises fire stations’ projects and activities in the following areas:

* Administrative development

*Operations results and SOPs implementation level

*Training programs terms and applications

* Measurement indicators results as per the strategic standards

* Display initiatives and projects of each station

* Skills to use Personal equipments and maintain their readiness

*Equipment’s sustainability and readiness level


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