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The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai hosted an workshop for its personnel. The workshop entitled "The patent" was presented by Fatima Khalaf Al Hosani, Director of the Copyright and Related Rights Department at the Ministry of Economy, in the presence of Dubai Civil Defense Directors and employees. 

The workshop focused on patents and intellectual property as part of the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense's commitment to raise employee awareness about the importance of protecting their intellectual property rights. This is in support of their efforts to achieve professional and institutional excellence and enhance the skills of its members to deal with a variety of situations and challenges. The General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense devotes a great deal of attention to the development of their staff through the organization of specialized training courses and seminars that liberate the affiliates' creativity in the domain of innovation and pave the way for talented inventors.

Afaf Jassim Al-Muhairi, Director of the Strategic Planning and Future Department at the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense, gave a speech of welcome to inaugurate the workshop. She asserted that this workshop is a part of DCD's strategic plans to strengthen institutional tenets with contemporary ideas and to foster innovation in order to achieve leadership. As these objectives are translated into institutional standards and values, the employees' innovative spirit is nourished, empowering them to be distinctive pioneers.

Afaf Al-Muhairi stated, "The training courses and seminars organized by the General Directorate of Civil Defense in collaboration with various national institutions are an effective instrument for the improvement and growth of its members. These events provide participants with the opportunity to acquire the most recent concepts and methods in the fields of rescue, emergency response, and disaster management. 

These courses contribute to their improvement in planning, coordination, and decision-making under time pressure. The strategic plans of the Directorate include a directive to enhance the professional growth of its employees through training courses and seminars. The primary objective is to equip work teams with the necessary knowledge and skills to address a variety of challenges, including major incidents, environmental emergencies, natural disasters, and security challenges. The Directorate is committed to implementing these plans on a regular and ongoing basis, thereby contributing to the expansion of its members' knowledge base and raising their qualification levels."

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His Excellency Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi honored the champions who were awarded the first place in the sports kayak competition hosted by the Ministry of Interior on Abu Dhabi Corniche, with the participation of a number of ministry executives and members.

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ccc9997A group from the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai and under the leadership of Major Essa Ahmed Khourshed Al Mutawa, Director of Monitoring and Control department, attended the "Digital Transformation Summit" in the Republic of South Africa and had remarkable success. Where participants focused on discussing the significance of applying artificial intelligence to diverse industries, discussing the potential and hazards associated with doing so, and using advancements in science and technology to safeguard people's lives and property.

On the agenda of the delegation was an official visit to the Fire Protection Organization in South Africa (FPASA), the largest firefighting organization in Africa and one of the ten largest organizations in the world. Those in charge of the organization lauded the leadership and pioneering role played by the Dubai Civil Defense in the application of modern technologies and artificial intelligence to the processes of proactive forecasting, raising awareness, and preventing fires through the use of various artificial intelligence tools.

As part of the visit's agenda Major Essa Ahmed Al Mutawa gave a comprehensive presentation on the Civil Defense readiness program. He imparted the knowledge and experience of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in this sector with the FPASA organization's working group. In addition, the head of the largest firefighting organization in Africa presented Major Essa Al Mutawa and the delegation from the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai with two certificates of appreciation indicating that the Civil Defense leads the world in the use of artificial intelligence in firefighting applications.

These collaborative initiatives aim to enhance and develop cutting-edge capabilities and skills for civil defense organizations, thereby ensuring the utmost levels of safety and security for communities around the world and safeguarding people and property.


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Kayak Sports Competition Wraps Up


The kayak sports competition held at the Abu Dhabi Corniche concluded successfully, thanks to the efforts of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior. The event aimed to promote a better quality of life for Ministry employees and encourage them to embrace the summer vibes within the country. Distinguished individuals from various police departments at the state level, alongside Ministry of Interior personnel, participated in the competition.

‏During the closing ceremony, Colonel Mohammed Khamis Al-Suraidi, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Interior's Public Relations Department, recognized the outstanding performance of the participants. The General Administration of Civil Defense team from Dubai emerged victorious in the championship.

‏Colonel Al-Suraidi emphasized the Ministry of Interior's commitment to fostering a sports culture among its employees. He highlighted that such tournaments serve as motivation to improve physical fitness levels, which in turn positively impacts the professional performance of the Ministry's personnel.

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In a display of mutual cooperation and expertise exchange, H.E Major General Expert Ali Hassan Almutawa, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue, warmly received a delegation from Dubai's Public Prosecution. The delegation, led by H.E Counselor Dr. Ali Humaid Bin Khatem, the Advocate General and Head of the Judicial Scrutiny Unit at the Technical Bureau of the Attorney General in Dubai. 

The visit was in a bid to gain insight into the inner workings of Dubai's General Directorate of Civil Defense operation room and Readiness Room. In a recent presentation, Major Essa Ahmad Khurshid Mohammad Almutawa, the Director of the Monitoring and Control Department, shed light on the Dubai Civil Defense's (DCD) Readiness Room and provided a comprehensive explanation of its operational procedures. This was witnessed by a distinguished gathering of senior officers and a delegation from the Dubai Public Prosecution.


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His Excellency Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi General Director of Dubai, congratulates the Dubai Civil Defense personnel on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha during his visit to inspect the procedures at Nad Al Sheba Fire Station.


This visit was attended by Brigadier Rashid Khalifa Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Safety and Protection and Brigadier Expert Ali Hassan Almutawa, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue and a group of respected officers who are the directors of department and centers.


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His Excellency Talal Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Director General of Dubai’s State Security Department (the Commissioner-General for the Security & Saftey Track), applauds the Dubai Civil Defense readiness room as well as its cutting-edge ideas and artificial intelligence initiatives in the field of civil defense on a global scale.

His Excellency was briefed on the intelligent proactive systems integrated within Dubai Civil Defense Room, ensuring the utilization of the latest artificial intelligence technologies and programs. These systems are employed to develop institutional work, enhance preparedness and readiness through innovative approaches based on scientific analysis and advanced sciences to face challenges arising from fires and proactive prevention methods.


In addition, His Excellency listened to a detailed explanation from Captain Issa Al Matou, the Director of the "Dubai Civil Defense Readiness" project, regarding these systems and their vital role in developing services, enhancing the levels and capabilities of civil defense personnel, and enhancing awareness programs with proactive and preventive concepts. The programs implemented in the room are among the world's first of their kind in the field of community awareness, thereby improving Dubai's security and safety indicators.

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On the margins of the Iftar banquet held during Ramadan with the strategic partners and in the presence of His Excel. Lt. Gen. Expert / Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense.The Dubai Civil Defense declares new safety standards and requirements for a safe and sustainable city.

At the Emirates Safety Laboratory and as a governmental entity accredited in fire testing and issuing certifications for fire and safety products and systems, his Excellency hosted stakeholders, manufacturers of fire safety products and systems, consultants, developers, contractors, and other parties involved in the field of security and safety

The meeting aimed at strengthening partnership relations with strategic partners and improving the communication with officials to transfer expertise, and to observe the qualitative leap the laboratory has made over the years, as well as its access to leadership through the implementation of the most recent and significant international standards and specifications, announcing new rules, terms and safety requirements for testing, issuing certificates and registering products in the Emirate of Dubai to make it one of the safest and most sustainable cities in the world.

In this context, His Excellency Brigadier General Ali Hassan Al-Mutawa - Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue Affairs emphasized that the Dubai Civil Defense Department's organization of such meetings in light of social events is merely a supportive measure to review the department's most important services and updates in the field of Industry and consulting that supports building and construction in compliance with important new requirements and laws for products and projects in the Emirate of Dubai.

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His Excellency explained that Dubai Civil Defense seeks to achieve the strategic objectives to make Dubai one of the safest cities, which includes defining requirements and informing strategic partners who support the application of the most advanced technologies in order to make the future safer and more sustainable. His Excellency stated, "Dubai Civil Defense aspires, through the implementation and the application of the new requirements, to enhance and raise the level of safety in the Emirate of Dubai, in addition to continuing to provide competitive prices to manufacturers and project owners in order to ensure the provision of the best international quality services in the field of building and construction."

During the banquet, the most important new rules, terms, and conditions that were recently updated to ensure the supply of high-quality products to sustain the construction process were introduced. Products with new requirements include: fire-resistant doors, cladding materials and facade systems, roofing systems, fire-resistant air duct systems and systems or pre-insulated, and fire-resistant cables. In light of recent technological advancements in wireless detection and alarm systems, Dubai Civil Defense has made provisions for the installation of detection and alarm systems in all villas constructed prior to the implementation of the current regulations.

In this regard, the updates and services to be provided by the Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) were also announced, which include testing and approval of cladding materials and facade systems for Dubai projects to ensure to ensure sustainable quality of roof systems, prior to their submission to the Dubai Civil Defense for product registration.

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As for the manufacturers who have obtained an accreditation certificate from another certification body accredited in the UAE, they will be able to submit their tests and certificates for assessment by the Emirates Laboratory for Safety (ESL) in order to be certified and obtain a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by the Emirates Laboratory for Safety ESL.

For building projects in Dubai, all fire-resistant doors, fire-resistant air ducts and systems, or pre-insulated must be evaluated at the Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) and authorized by an official certifying authority in the UAE. The Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) will provide a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for these items, which you will need to submit to Dubai Civil Defense for product registration.

As for wireless detection and alarm systems for private and commercial properties in Dubai must be evaluated and authorized by the Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) before being submitted for product registration to Dubai Civil Defense. As part of the certification procedure, the Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) will undertake a feasibility evaluation and issue a UAE Certificate of Conformity (COC) for wireless detection and alarm systems to manufacturers that have existing test evidence in other UAE approved laboratories.

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During Ramadan 2023, the Dubai Civil Defense General Directorate team was crowned the Ramadan Dubai Cup for government departments.This happened on Saturday evening at the football night that ended the five football tournaments that the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities had set up. Twelve teams from different Dubai government departments took part in the event, which was held at the AHDAAF sports club in Al Qouz.  

After beating Dubai government, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the Department of Finance, Dubai civil defense took lead on the third group, and in the final quarter, DCD's team defeated both Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services to qualify to the final.

After a long, exciting, and challenging meeting between the Dubai Civil Defense team and the Dubai Police General Command, which ended in a 1-1 tie, the Dubai Civil Defense team won with a penalty shootout. 

Director of the Emirates Civil Defense Academy in Dubai, His Excellency Colonel Expert Juma Mohammed Al-Sabata, praised how well organized the tournament was and how hard the players worked to win the title.

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Presided over and attended by H.E. Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense and H.E Maj. Gen. Jamal bin Aded Al Muhairi, Assistant Director-General for Resources and Support Services,

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The General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense represented in strategy and future department has organized the innovation lab to compose and update Dubai civil defense strategic competitive plan for 2023-2026 

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Mrs. Afaf Jassim Al Muhairi, Director of the Strategy and Future Department, explained that the goal of the innovation labs is to aspire to global leadership, prepare a well-defined plan, and collaborate with others in decision-making, in addition to establishing priorities and generating new ideas to foster a positive and stimulating environment and increase productivity in order to achieve a quantum leap in the civil defense sector.

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She added that innovation tools such as focus groups, situation analysis, and brainstorming are used in innovation labs. This year's update to the strategic plan aligned with the UAE Vision 2071, the Dubai Plan 2030, the Ministry of Interior's plan 2023-2026, and the quality of life strategy titled "Getting Ready for the Next Fifty Years." and enhancing the quality of life for individuals in a government that is adaptable and transparent.

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During the two-day sessions of the Innovation Lab, a constructive approach was taken to presenting and addressing problems at the level of all sectors, with the objective of accomplishing qualitative advancements for the civil defense service. The five major axes were discussed: proactiveness and foresight, advanced innovation, adaptability, an emphasis on impact, and cost-effectiveness.As it was presented and discussed in focus groups, leaders, managers, and officials from various departments analyzed obstacles and developed solutions.

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A road map for the civil defense sector was also discussed, based on global trends, the Ministry of the Interior's directives, the development of future service scenarios, the revision of policies and legislation, and the launch of smart initiatives. This year, the laboratory focused on updating the strategic plan to support and strengthen the UAE government's initiatives in accordance with the vision of the wise leadership, so that the UAE will be the global leader in achieving safety and security.

In addition to discussing national and federal trends, including global and competitive leadership, and updating strategic plans in line with the Ministry of Interior's mission to work effectively and efficiently to enhance the quality of life for the UAE community by providing security and safety services in smart ways and an environment that stimulates innovation in order to preserve lives, honor and property.

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