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In line with DCD'S Strategy to Ensure Community Safety "Firefighter in Our House" First Batch Pass-out Ceremony

2019 05 04 1NA

Under the Patronage of Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Rashid AlMatrooshi Director General of Dubai Civil Defense, and in the presence of Lt. Col. Expert Hussain Mohammed Alrahoumi, Director of Fire Stations Department, the first batch of the Firefighter in Our House training course was pass-out. The course which targets community safety sustainability was held at AL Mizher fire station.

About the initiative goals and its implementation mechanism, Lt. Col Alrahoumi says:

The initiative aims to turn the fire stations into community safety training hubs, beside their main basic roles in fighting fires, protection and awareness, following a number of awareness campaigns performed by Civil Defense in recent years, at both regional and federal levels. Now fire stations are widely open to different interested candidates to join training courses held each in his specialty area.

Lt. Col. Expert Hussain continue to say, candidate can register to attend the course hosted by the neatest fire station to his house. Courses include theoretical and practical lectures on home hazards, ways to avoid and handle, and evacuations skills during emergency situations, skills to save children, elderly and people of determination. Beside, learning about types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets usage methods.

As the Holy Month of Ramadan is getting closer, special training sessions are set to be held at main Civil Defense fire centers at highly populated areas, for house maids, to be trained in fire risks during Ramadan, and how to report any fire immediately to Civil Defense.  He added.

Fire Stations Department director also confirmed that:

This initiative comes under the strategy to improve Civil Defense services match with UAE vision 2021,to make UAE  one of the best countries in achieving safety and security in the world by 2021, through the delivery of innovative and excellent government services, concentrating  on customers, and effective and efficient incidents response ,that assure community happiness.

Alrahoumi urges all interested candidates from across the community sectors to join these training courses, as safety for all can only be achieved if all are involved.


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