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Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Al-Matrooshi honors the candidates in the first phase of the H.H Minister of Interior Award

His Excellency Maj. Gen. Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of the DCD, honored the first place candidates for the HH Minister of Interior Award in its sixth session 2021, at the stage of the Director-General, in a ceremony organized with all precautionary measures taken, at the Emirates Civil Defense Academy In the presence of His Excellency Brig. Gen. Rashid Khalifah Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Smart Services, Brigadier General Expert Ali Hasan Al Mutawaa, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue Affairs, Colonel Jumaa Al Basata, Director of the Emirates Civil Defense Academy, Colonel Expert Ahmed Kamidesh, Director of the Emirates Martyrs Fire Station, and directors of Fire Stations and departments.

Captain Talal Issa Al Ali won first place in the supervisory category, and First Lt. Eissa Ahmed Al-Mutawaa came first in the young officer's category, while First Lt. Rashid Matar bin Ghadeer won first place in the Innovator category, and First Master Sergeant Abdullah Al Hammadi came in first place in the field category for the class. Officers, individuals, and civilians, while Master Sergeant Mohammed Khalifah Al Falasi won first place for the specialized category for the non-commissioned officers, individuals, and civilians, and First Sergeant Ahmed Khaled Al-Tamimi came in the first place for the future jobs category. In the category of customer happiness, Sergeant Youssef Hussein Al Balushi won first place. For the non-commissioned officers, Corporal Khalifah Al Suwaidi won first place for the Youth Category, while Huwaidah Saeed bin Touq and 1st Sergeant Salem Ahmed Al Kindi participated in the first place in the government communication category.

His Excellency the Director-General assured that the Civil Defense focuses on adopting a sustainable approach in enhancing competitiveness and in implementing strategies for future foresight and innovation in specialized fields according to the indicators of the General-Command of Civil Defense and the strategies of the Ministry of Interior, and encouraging staff to work accordingly, which enhances indicators of professional competence and job excellence.

He added that previous experiences proved the success of the civil defense's wide participation in the HH the Minister of Interior Award, as it won awards for innovation, excellence, and honorable performance in all award stages, reflecting the DCD ambition to be the primary goal of participation, and we wish success to all candidates in the remaining stages, of the current version of the award.

 Mrs. Afaf Jassim Al Muhairi, Director of Strategy and Future Department, praised the great support provided by the Director-General to the candidates and his constant motivation to achieve the best results. She also praised the efforts of the candidates and the appreciated role of the committees and work teams that contributed significantly to explaining the basic requirements, holding workshops, and the success of the first phase of the award, hoping that the work will continue with the same enthusiasm and determination to reach the expected results.

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In my name and on behalf of all the leading officers, non-commissioned officers, and employees of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai, I extend my congratulations and the highest verses of congratulations and blessings and the best wishes to the shrine of His Highness Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State (may God protect him), and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, the Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai (may God protect him), and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and to Their Highness members of the Supreme Council, Rulers of the Emirates, to Their Highness the Crown Princes, and to all citizens and residents of UAE, on the occasion of the blessed Eid al-Fitr, praying to God Almighty to keep everyone with goodness and blessings, and to bring an end this pandemic.

Major General Expert. Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi

General Manager of Dubai Civil Defense

Last modified on Sunday, 16 May 2021 10:38
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In line with DCD’S Cooperation with Other Governments Entities to Deliver Technical & Technological Support to Services Provider Vehicles to Achieve Strategic Goals

Col. Suleiman Abdulkarim Al Bloushi, Director of Technical Affairs Department, has handed over (Research and Rescue Vehicle) to Sharjah Police GHQ after it was outfitted at Dubai Civil Defense workshop to carry out tasked research and rescue operations. Handing over ceremony was done in the presence of Lt. Col. Faisal Al Dokhie, Director of Research and Rescue Branch at Sharjah Police.

About relevant technical details, Col Al Bloushi emphasized that modifications required in operational, transmission, and speed systems were carried out by teamwork, to overcome obstacles associated with hilly mountains and off roads, adding it also featuring efficiency and flexibility to carry out different research and rescue missions, and ability to perform specialized missions like rescuing people exposed to incidents in valleys, desert bumpy areas.

The vehicle was equipped also with sophisticated night lighting, a specialized crane, and all other rescue equipment.

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Last modified on Sunday, 09 May 2021 10:31
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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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Last modified on Sunday, 02 May 2021 11:52
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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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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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Last modified on Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021 13:16
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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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Last modified on Thursday, 15 Apr 2021 12:13
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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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