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Within the framework of strategic cooperation to broaden the usage of drones. In addition to coordinating the process of training and accrediting the qualification of a group of employees of the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense, and enabling them to use technology so that the use of drones is part of preventive inspection operations or in emergency situations, keeping pace with scientific developments and harnessing technologies to enhance the speed of response and preserve the safety of lives and property.

In the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, His Excellency Major General Expert / Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue Affairs at the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense, and Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Linjawi, Executive Director of the Aviation Security and Accident Investigation Sector at the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, signed the agreement. For Civil Aviation, a joint memorandum of understanding for cooperation in specialized fields between the General Directorate of Dubai  Civil Defense and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

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On the sidelines of the signing of the memorandum, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority presented a certificate of accreditation to the training center specialized in drones to the General Administration of Civil Defense in Dubai, after the administration fulfilled all of the Authority’s conditions and requirements.

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Lieutenant General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Civil Defense in Dubai, hosted the Civil Defense Champions Team to commemorate their remarkable achievements in winning five significant sports titles in the year 2023. These victories encompassed first place in the Government Games Championship, the Ministry of Interior Kayak Racing Championship, and the Civil Defense Rowing Championship in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, the team secured first place in the Fitness and Challenge Championship in Dubai and clinched the top spot in the government security and safety sector category at the " Emarat Alaman" event organized by the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (Sierra).

During the gathering to honor the heroes, Lieutenant General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi emphasized that these competitions are not mere events in which the team takes part; rather, they serve as crucial benchmarks for assessing the preparedness of Dubai Civil Defense personnel to handle emergency situations in diverse scenarios. He underscored that the administration places complete reliance on its own personnel for these competitions, refraining from enlisting professionals or sports champions to represent them.

He clarified that the primary principle in a firefighter's duties is self-preservation, enabling them to safeguard others. Achieving this necessitates not only high physical fitness but also sustained readiness in confronting risks, demanding rigorous training programs. He highlighted that the civil defense personnel in Dubai are fully equipped, boasting a 100% readiness for emergencies. This level of preparedness is attributed to their exceptional physical fitness, deemed a critical factor for effectively addressing emergency situations across diverse circumstances.
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During GITEX 2023, which took place at Dubai's World Trade Center from October 16 to 20, 2023, visitors had the opportunity to explore the Dubai Civil Defense Platform. The event showcased cutting-edge AI-supported programs, with a primary focus on the Dubai Civil Defense Readiness Program. This initiative is dedicated to protecting lives and properties, harnessing scientific and technological advancements for proactive prediction procedures, and enhancing awareness and safety measures to reduce accidents through the use of virtual officers.

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One of the highlights of the event was the Eco Readiness Program, curated by the Ministry of Interior, making it a pioneering effort in the region. This program featured a world map illustrating the carbon emissions resulting from fire accidents, highlighting their impact on climate change and air quality. This initiative plays a crucial role in the United Arab Emirates' ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions by 45% by the year 2023, as part of its broader commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Additionally, the event showcased a range of innovative and smart solutions that garnered significant interest from exhibition visitors, officials, participants, and members of the audience.

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His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, oversaw the signing of a cooperation agreement between the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the largest firefighting association based in the United States of America. The agreement was officially inked by His Excellency Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director-General of DCD, and Jim Pauley, President of the National Fire Protection Association. The signing took place in the presence of Deputy Directors General and a group of officers and department directors within the Directorate.

This significant event occurred during His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mansoor bin Mohammed's visit to the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense headquarters, where he had the opportunity to review the Directorate's latest initiatives and projects. His Highness expressed admiration for the Directorate's advanced technological capabilities and its global competitiveness, highlighting the high-quality services provided by Dubai Civil Defense, as well as its commitment to upholding prestigious international standards.

Furthermore, His Highness witnessed the appointment of Major Essa Ahmed Al Mutawa as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee and a judge on the judging committee for the International Security and Safety Exhibition. He also inaugurated Information Security Specialist Alia Omar Bin Touq as the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council. These appointments served as a testament to the global recognition of the excellence of the Emirati staff and their valuable contributions to the success of international efforts across various critical sectors.

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llllHis Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai commended DCD's future strategic plans in Dubai During His Highness's recent visit to the General Directorate, where he was received by His Excellency Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of DCD, along with his assistants and several senior officers and department directors. The strategic context and the change agenda for Dubai Civil Defense in 2026 were reviewed, aiming to achieve leadership and excellence in civil defense services globally.

His Highness's visit included a look at Dubai Civil Defense's future plan, which incorporates specialized strategies for sustainable infrastructure, innovative developments in civil defense industries within Dubai, the provision of competitive services, and the talent strategy known as "997." All of these elements collectively contribute to the realization of the competitive strategy for the years 2023-2026, intending to achieve the highest levels of safety and security in the Emirate of Dubai.

The key points of the 2026 agenda of change included transforming Dubai Civil Defense into a global reference for best practices and innovations in the realm of safety, the establishment of sustainable and advanced infrastructure, digital preparedness for the future, And a highly flexible and exemplary response to risks and crises. Furthermore, this includes smart, sustainable safety structures and specialized equipment labeled as "Made in Dubai," in addition to an ambitious, competitive strategy to position Dubai as the world's leading city regarding safety.

The strategic context for Dubai Civil Defense (DCD) 2026 also encompasses effective emergency response, safety, risk protection, leadership, competitiveness, the well-being of concerned group, and the efficient utilization of resources.

Dubai Civil Defense aims to achieve its strategic objectives, sustain economic growth, and attract investors and tourists, all while enhancing the emirate's leadership and competitiveness on the global stage. During the visit, His Highness was briefed on some of the critical transformative smart initiatives in Dubai Civil Defense, including the Dubai Civil Defense Preparedness Program, the Smart Environmental Readiness Program, and the digital transformation of incident management.

His Highness was also given an update on the primary performance metrics, wherein Dubai Civil Defense demonstrated remarkable enhancements in performance and attained outstanding and globally competitive outcomes. This includes achievements in reducing the incidence of fire incidents, fatalities, and injuries per 100,000 individuals. Furthermore, the results of the National Quality of Life Strategy survey for firefighting services 2022 were also considered.

The visit also included meetings with the children of civil defense martyrs, who warmly welcomed His Highness. They all take immense pride in the noble legacy and sacrifices of their fathers in service to the nation.

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As part of the festivities organized by the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense to commemorate 'Emirati Women's Day,' a significant national occasion dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the essential roles played by women in the UAE, this year's celebration adopts the theme 'Working Together for the Future.' This theme aligns with the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, affectionately known as the 'Mother of the Emirates.' She holds positions as the Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and the Family Development Foundation.

The event was held under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Major General Jamal bin Aded Al Muhairi, who currently serves as the Acting Director General of Civil Defense in Dubai.

The event featured various initiatives aimed at supporting women, as well as diverse cultural and heritage presentations that received favorable feedback from the audience. Towards the conclusion of the ceremony, special recognition was given to a group of exceptional female employees, including retirees, who had left a distinct mark during their service within the organization.

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The Dubai Civil Defense General Directorate has concluded its participation in the "Little Firefighter" event, which was conducted from June 26 to August 27 as part of Dubai Summer 2023 activities at Modhesh World of Entertainment. The purpose of this event was to instill a culture of fire safety and prevention in children through a variety of educational activities, awareness competitions, engaging and purposeful entertainment, interactive programs, and educational initiatives. More than 1,257 children have benefited from the "Little Firefighter" event at Modhesh World of Entertainment since the beginning of Dubai Summer 2023.

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In addition, the Director of Government Communication Department at the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense, Dr. Ahmed Youssef Al-Shanqiti, emphasized the Directorate's commitment to establishing a strong communication and engagement with the public, encompassing all segments of society. The importance of putting children at the center of our community-focused events and providing them with comprehensive support cannot be overstated. These occasions serve as strategic communication centers with future generations, thereby ensuring the longevity of our safety systems. The ultimate objective is to make every child the center of a secure community within their families, realizing the vision of Dubai Civil Defense to place the United Arab Emirates at the forefront of global efforts to achieve security and safety.

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The participation of a delegation from the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense in international FSIE exhibitions was a tremendous success.

The Fire & Security Association of India, the largest organization of its kind in Asia, praised the Dubai Civil Defense Readiness program during the participation of a delegation led by the Dubai Civil Defense. His Excellency Major General Jamal bin Aded Al Muhairi, Assistant Director-General for Resources and Support Services, recently attended the FSIE convention in India for safety, fire, and security professionals. The international association has expressed its admiration for this program's proactive and evolving role.

The General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense's participation centered on showcasing the Dubai Civil Defense Readiness program, which is committed to protecting lives and property, integrating it with the Environmental readiness program, and investing the scientific and technological development in the efforts to reduce carbon emission from fire accidents, through the program's proactive capabilities of predicting fires and implementing preventative measures. This has an effect on diminishing fires and achieving the intended global success of reducing carbon emissions from fires. The Dubai Readiness Program represents a significant step on the path to achieving the UAE's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 as part of its efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. This will place Dubai and the United Arab Emirates at the vanguard of the global firefighting field and environmental sustainability field, respectively. 

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The international Association has welcomed the UAE's proposal to establish an international environmental alliance to lead the world in reducing hazardous emission levels by hosting the largest international climate summit (COP 28). As the association has announced its participation in the summit and its intention to sign a memorandum with the Environmental Alliance, highlighting the prominent role of the emirates in environmental conservation, it is clear that the association will be present.

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As part of the Ministry of Interior's goal to establish the United Arab Emirates as a global leader in security and safety, with a focus on implementing top-tier fire safety standards for safeguarding lives and property, and ensuring the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of fire prevention systems in buildings and structures, a decision has been taken. Effective from 01/01/2024, the Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) will be responsible for evaluating the Certificate of Conformity (COC). Additionally, it will grant Certificates of Conformity Assurance (Certification), which will be essential prerequisites for seeking product approvals from the General Directorate of Civil Defense/Dubai. This requirement covers diverse aspects including fire protection systems, firefighting equipment, façade systems and cladding materials, fire-resistant barriers, retardants, fire-resistant ceilings and roofing systems, and doors.

It's worth highlighting that, beginning from this specified date, the Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) will supervise the inspection and testing of the following systems, devices, equipment, and materials:

  • Fire-rated doors.
  • Cladding materials and facade systems.
  • Ceiling and roofing systems.
  • Fire-rated duct systems and pre-insulated duct systems.
  • Wireless fire detection and alarm systems.
  • Fire pumps integrated within buildings and facilities (subject to inspection prior to issuance of the certification of completion).
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With a strong commitment to enhancing its electronic and intelligent systems using the latest technologies, while also ensuring high levels of security and forming strategic partnerships with the private sector, The General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense has signed a memorandum of understanding with "Emaratech" (Emirates Technological Solutions). The signing event occurred at the Dubai General Directorate of Civil Defense's headquarters and was attended by Major General/Expert Ali Hassan Al-Mutawa, Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue Affairs, and Mr. Thani Abdullah Alzaffin, the General Manager of Emaratech.

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Major General/Expert Ali Hassan Al-Mutawa, in his role as Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue Affairs, underlined the Directorate's unwavering commitment to continuous development across various domains, embracing electronic advancements and making optimal use of artificial intelligence programs. These efforts align with the directions of the wise leadership to position Dubai as the world's smartest city.

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