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2021 05 01 1NA

General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense marked the anniversary of Labor World Day that falls on May 1 of every year, recognizing their huge efforts rendered, being a major segment in the society, which has contributed to building and development’s march. While marking this occasion, the department of government and communication has provided outdoor and construction laborers with umbrellas to protect them from sun heat. 

Maj. Gen. Expert Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense emphasized that marking labor World Day event comes to embedding the principles of working value respect and awareness about genuine humanitarian values, and the method laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (God rest his soul) and was enhanced by our wise leadership. 

He (Al Matrooshi) indicated that Dubai Civil Defense celebrates this event every year, reflecting its sincere appreciation for the huge role the labor sector plays and its efforts in the growth and development process witnessed over past years.

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Part of a safer Ramadan awareness Campaign implemented by the Civil Protection Department at Shopping Malls and Commercial Shops during the holy month of Ramadan

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2021 04 14 1NA

His Excellency Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense has honored feasible suggestions proposers of 2020, who have contributed in raising the most innovative and creative suggestions during the last year according to prescribed indicators, and have also produced excellent work models and projects that support developmental operations of DCD’S main and supportive operations.

Honoring ceremony took place during the event organized by the higher committee of Suggestions and Complains, themed “Be Innovative to become unique” at Emirates Academy for Civil Defense, in which all the precautionary measures and social distancing were stringently observed.

The event was held in the presence of H. E. Brig. Rashid Khalifa Al Falasi, Assist. Director-General for Smart Services, chairperson of the higher committee of Suggestions and Complaints, Excellency Brig. Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assist. Director-General for Fire and rescue Affairs and dignified officers the directors of fire stations and departments.

Marine Fire and Rescue Station was ranked first in the category of (Best 3 stations in suggestions proposing), which focused on improving and implementing the work in an excellent manner, while second place was occupied by Jebel Ali fire station, followed by Rashidiah fire station in the third place. 

Col. Suleiman Abdulla rim Al Bloushi (Director of Technical Affairs Department), comes first in the category of best directors who support innovation, followed Major Khalfan Bin Dismal ( Director of Marine Fire and Rescue Center), who placed in the second place, while Lady Afaf Jassim Al Muheiri (Director of Strategy and Future Department)  occupied the third place in the same category.

Fire Stations Affairs department was ranked top in the category of the Best department of suggestions proposing, followed by Human Resources department which comes second, while Technical Affairs Department was branded as third.

Lt. Khalid Reda Al Khatib was placed in the first place amongst innovative suggestions proposers for 2020, while 1st. Corporal Ahmed Mahmoud Al Hammadi was placed second, while Lt shared third place. Turky Saeed Fazari and Lady Huwaida Saeed Bin Touq.

Honoring includes also employees, who proposed more innovative suggestions, the best team supporting suggestions system led by Mr. Hisham Alhaj and Mr. Kashif Mooen, best coordinators category, which includes Abdullah Alhaj from Fire and Rescue department, Warrant Officer Ahmed Al Hosani from the Operations department, and finally Mr. Mohammed Jamal from IT department.

Al Matrooshi confirmed that DCD march relentlessly to implement future reshaping and artificial intelligence strategies, encouraging innovative and creative thinking culture amongst the employees, as it deemed necessary for improving institutional performance level and quality of delivered services in accordance to highest international standards to achieve customer’s happiness and satisfaction.

He indicated that the suggestion system is considered one of the main pillars of improving DCD’s services, it also bolstering the interaction between the staff and giving them the opportunities to raise ideas and suggestions for more study and consideration by the departments to employ their outcomes in the development process.

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Dubai Civil Defense Director General H.E. Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi has inaugurated ALTAWADI Medical Center (AMC), in the headquarters building within the framework plan set to provide high quality integrated package of medical, health care, preventive and treatment services to frontline heroes and all the employees.

The opening ceremony was convened in the presence of Mr. Marwan Al haj Nasser, CEO, and MD of ALTADAWI Health Care Group, Excellency Brig. Jamal Bin Aaded Al Muheiri, Assist. Director-General for Resources and Support Services, Excellency Brig. Rashid Khalifa Al Falasi, Assist. Director-General for Smart Services, Excellency Brig. Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawaa, Assist. Director-General for Fire and Rescue Affairs and Dr. Haider Al Zubaidi Medical Director of the Group. 

The inauguration comes as part of cooperation accord inked between Dubai Civil Defense and ALTADAWI Medical Group, according to which the group will provide DCD’S employees and their families with the required medical services, other services covered under medical insurance and organizes medical lectures, and workshops aiming at dissemination of medical awareness and culture.

Al Matrooshi emphasized that this move signifies the success of integrated services DCD delivering to its staff, and inaugurated medical center will help to bolster their health and safety, in a way that matches with health care international standards, and integrate with the targets of Government health strategies for creating a safe and healthy environment, confirming a medical partnership with ALTAWADI Medical Group will support our strategies and trends aiming to ensure the sustainability of the positive and happy working environment. 

For his part, Mr. Marwan has indicated that the newly opened center is the outcome of the fruitful cooperation with Dubai Civil Defense, noting that the new center is outfitted with highly sophisticated specialized medical equipment and instruments, such as dentistry, dermatology, and physiotherapy clinics. Other services provided include medical consultations; chronic diseases follow-up, COVID 19 test, vaccination, and a resident GP doctor. 

Medical services in the center will be delivered five days a week from Sunday to Thursday, according to the latest standards approved by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Dubai Health Authority.

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Rapid Intervention Unit Awarded Best Government Vehicle Prize at Custom Show Exhibition

Dubai Civil Defense crowned its participation at the Custom Show exhibition, the biggest specialized exhibition for modified vehicles and motorbikes, which took place at Dubai International Trade Center (DITC), by winning the best Government Vehicle Award for its Rapid Intervention Unit.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamed Bin Saif Al Sharqi, president of Emirates Body Building and Fitness Federation, visited in the last day of the exhibition Dubai Civil Defense Stand, were reviewed the first of its kind electric powered fire engine in the Middle East region and second worldwide, unveiled by Dubai Civil Defense, and listened to a detailed briefing demonstrated by Major Mohammed Saif Bu Farooshah, Director of General Director’s Office and Major Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Alshenqaiti, Director of Government Communication Department on the specifications and advantages of the newly introduced vehicle and its super speed which exceeds other specialized vehicles by 20%, and high performance by 40%, in addition to its advanced communication systems enabling direct contact with operations room via smart technologies and receiving all reports dispatching from it.

DCD’S Stand witnessed a huge number of visitors encompassing VIPS and other exhibition visitors, since the opening of the exhibition, including H.E. Khalifa Bin Darai, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services who was received during his visit on the first day of the exhibition by Col. Suleiman Abdulkarim Al Bloushi, Director of Technical Affairs Department, who briefed the visitor about operational aspects of the electric vehicle, which include crew cockpit, central locking of cockpit and equipment room, 4 installed Cameras, and foam and water tanks level reading gauges. 

Also, H. E. Brig. Dr. Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Razougi, Director of General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police, viewed fire and rescue motorbike and rapid intervention unit, which operate as per the highest global standards and their high technical ability to face fire incidents and repercussions.

On other respect, DCD continued through the three days long exhibition, in organizing awareness lectures, which comes under the framework of implementing its strategy aiming at spreading awareness, fostering public safety, and embedding preventive culture across the community members, and directing them to abide by DCD’S safety measures. Awareness Lectures included contests and the distribution of trophies among participants from the public.

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As part of Future Reshaping Vision

DCD Unleashes First Electric Fire Engine in the Middle East

In the presence of His Excellency Maj. Gen. Dr. Jassim Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Commander in Chief of Civil Defense – Ministry of Interior,   Dubai Civil unleashed Electric Powered Fire Engine (EPFE), first of its kind in the Middle East region and second worldwide, a new invented electric fire-fighting vehicle designed as per the latest technology systems, was showcased during the inauguration of (Custom Show Emirates), taking place at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), between 8-10 April, 2021, which is considered the region’s biggest specialized exhibition for modified motorbikes and vehicles. 

Gen. Expert Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense has announced that the speed of this electric fire engine is 20% more than the speed of other specialized vehicles and its efficiency in performing main tasks is more by 40%, the vehicle also fitted with LED lighting.

He added, the vehicle featuring also intuitive operation via 17’’ display in crew-cockpit, LCS (Logic Control System) based on CAN-bus technology, which operates via smart (telematics system) and Wi-Fi-Hotspot to communicate with operation room, sophisticated remote working system to dispatch and receive signals, including communication with manufacturer, fully integrated cabin crew cockpit for (6) fire and rescue men, ergonomic environment help to conduct crew meeting to set onsite incident management plans. 

Vehicle design includes Rosenbauer NH35 – combined normal and high-pressure pump in light alloy (FPN10-3000 and FPH 40 -250 acc. to EN1028), water tank capacity is 4.000 l, and foam tank capacity is 400.l, foam system Fix Mix 2.0A.

Al Matrooshi indicated that the vehicle has the following additional features; central locking for cabin and equipment rooms, integrated power supply for external devices (230/400v – max18KW), 4 sophisticated cameras, water+ foams tanks levels reading devices, in addition to power charge at fire station charge 80% in 40 minutes, allowing 6-8 continuous working hours.

He indicated that electric operating vehicle will enhance the success of innovative and reshaping projects in achieving DCD’S best response time, and serve its trends to ensure the safety of lives and properties across the emirate of Dubai, being fitted with all necessary enablers encompassing direct permanent contact with operations room, via sophisticated communication technologies, and the effective contact with the manufacturer regarding operational technical issues, in addition to an advance cockpit accommodating (6) fire and rescue men, required meeting to set suitable onsite incident management plans is possible by adjusting crew seats in the cockpit.

“DCD’S new electric fire vehicle comes within the smart system of apparatuses and specialized equipment, as per international highest standards known in the field of fire and safety, in a way that bolsters our responsibilities towards the community and assuring our effective role in protecting lives and properties is carried out in most effectively and efficiently way, to ensure the achievement of happiness and life quality”, He added.

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2021 03 29 1NA

Dubai Civil Defense has turned off the lights at GHQ’ premises, and its affiliated fire stations, on Saturday 27/03/2021, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, local time as part of participating in “Earth Hour” initiative, in a bid to embedding the awareness’s importance of the environment preservation.

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Last modified on Monday, 29 Mar 2021 08:35
2021 03 17 1NA

On the Occasion of Announcing 2021 as the Year of 50th. by Sheikh Khalifah

Al Matrooshi:

UAE …Fifty Years of Global Leadership

The late founding fathers (May their souls rest in peace) have laid the foundation stone of building our country fifty years ago, to become a home for comprehensive development, a model for rapid growth, an oasis for safety, space for tolerance, a source for giving, till it has reached the level of the advanced countries in different fields, and become a pioneer in many global competitiveness indicators, therefore, we confidently aspiring the future to achieve “March sustainability”.

On the occasion of announcing 2021 as the year of 50th, by H. H. Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Present of State, we inspire the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan:(Desert has taught us to be patient enough until the Good sprout, be patient and continue the march of the building until achieving the Good of our beloved country).

The process of Building and excellence will continue with a renewed thought, which would be reflected in our wise leadership vision, and lies in the strategic planning of our Government, being an instilled feature in all work teams initiatives, and renewable energy in innovative application attempts of all locals and residents creators. 

The importance of the “Excellence and leadership sustainability” approach lies in the fact that being an effective standard and indicator to measure the ability of developmental projects and excellent work teams to integrate between what has been done during the last 50 years and what should be done in the next 50, as it ensures achievements and capabilities growth sustainability, and response to our wise leadership future vision aiming to improve the quality of life within our country and worldwide.

Therefore, it is necessary to have (future) present in the vision, thought, planning and implementation, and in all initiatives, projects, and innovative future models of different strategic and vital sectors, as (future carries opportunities, challenges, and Knowledge), and global competitiveness elevated benchmarking.

“Future is Made rather than expected”

As H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum confirmed


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2021 03 16 1NA

Dubai Civil Defense received National Services Recruits (NSR) delegation, in an introductory visit to Emirates Academy for Civil Defense (EACD), to review fire and rescue men training methodology and the nature of their tasks to protect lives and properties, main specialized training courses presentations, including “Basic Training Course”.

Visiting National Services Recruits (NSR), also review other facilities and training establishments, which furbish fire and rescue men skills and boosting their professional efficiency and capabilities, as per training methods approved globally, with elaborative explanation for fire specialized equipment and apparatuses working mechanism, first responder system. Recruits were briefed also about a number of successful work experiences.

1st. Lt. Matter Bin Ghdaier, head of training and development section at Fire Stations, stressed that National Services Recruits visit symbolizes the value of communication and knowledge impart between military institutions across the country, as they review the nature of tasks fire squads perform during emergency situations, and have a full idea about Civil Defense activities, with casting more light on some fire incidents which were efficiently and effectively handled by fire personnel, in accordance to international known best practices.
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2021 03 9 2NA

H. E. Brg. Gen. Jamal bin Aded Al Muhairi, Assistant Director-General for Resources and Support Services, at DCD crowned the first place winners in the Padel Tennis Championship in its first edition, which was organized by the "Sports Events and Competition Section" at (Al Padel Point) stadiums in Al Quoz area on A period of 3 days with the participation of 12 teams from the Fire and Rescue Sector.

The first place went to Lt. Khalifah Al-Suwaidi, and 1st. Warrant Officer, Mansour Al-Ahbabi from Al Rashidiyah Fire Station.

The second place went to Lt. Ahmed bin Humaidan, and 1st. Warrant Officer, Abdallah Al-Mansoori from Port Said Fire Station, and Lt. Sultan bin Suleiman and Lt. Marwan Al-Kindi from Al-Qusais Fire Station came in second place.

Brig. Jamal bin Aded confirmed that the championship is part of the 2021 championships and sporting events of DCD, which reflects the interest in sports and physical aspects, which sustain the spiritual energy and raise the level of fitness, and contribute to the sustainability of the readiness of firefighters and rescue, as the mental presence required to deal positively in emergency situations.

Brig. Expert Ali Hassan Al-Mutawaa, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue Affairs, indicated that DCD is keen to diversify the tournaments organized throughout the year and to encourage firefighters and rescuers to develop their skills in the sports they prefer, while at the same time maintaining the level of physical fitness that is considered one of the main elements in performing their Noble duties.

The tournament was held in the presence of Colonel Expert Rashid Hussain Al Sumaiti, Director of Al Quoz Fire Station, Major Ali Mohammed Al Falasi, Director of the Fire Stations Affairs Department, and Lt. Mohammed Khalifah bin Ghulaitah, Head of "Sports Events and Competition Section".


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