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DCD,Strategic Partners Conduct Strategic Drill at Rashid Port Water Front

2019 4 24 1 copy 1 AS

Dubai Civil Defence GHQ has conducted strategic drill at Rashid Port Water Front,  in association with its strategic partners including Dubai Police, Dubai Manucipiality, Dubai Corporation For Ambulance service, Red Crescent Authority Dubai, National Authority for Crisis and Disasters Management, DEWA,RTA,Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Dry Dock International Company.

The drill performed comes in line with Dubai Civil Defence strategic plan to ensure preparation and  readiness to respond to emergency incidents, and enhance successful partnership with the strategic partners.

Operation scenario began when DCD's Central Operations room received at 9:00 am  fire incident report from Dubai Police Operations room, that a fire was broke out on a ship at Rashid Port, and immediately when the alarm was  sound, the fire wardens began evacuating the crew and labour  of the vessel, till the arrival of Civil Defence fire Squads  from Ithad fire station, including mobile operations unit, early intervention vehicle, Hazmat protection unit,then initial fire scene  assessment report was handed to Incident Commander, followed by distribution of firefighting teams to commence the fighting operations as per scenario set to deal with such situations, support was demanded from Karma fire station as a backup and Support unit, and the avilability of marine fire and rescue boats at incident scene helped to control the incident in a record time.

Lt.Col Abdullah Alhr Alswaidi, MOI assessment committee representative, has indicated that conducting such type of drill is considered very important, as marine sector is one of the basic sectors which booster the economy and tourism industry.strategic drill always enhances plans and scenarios testing to make sure they are suitable to handle similar emergency situations, and  serve as an appropriate platform for strategic partners to check their readiness each in its specialty, specialy Civil Defence, also positively contribute in rasing human cadres efficiency and equipment and appartus effectiveness

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