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All maintenance companies operating in Dubai are urged by the Department of Dubai Civil Defence to observe preventive safety measures while doing hot works, cuttings and other operations involving open flame or produces smoke, as per Emirates Fire & Life safety Code of Practice stipulations. This statement comes as a comment to the report issued by Dubai Police on Nov. 8 2015,regarding fire accident took place in under construction building located near to ALFanar restaurant  & Café in Festival city center. According to the report,  fire was caused due to  exposure of roof’s  decoration materials to metal hot works.
“Contractors must conduct inspection for the buildings to undergo maintenance before starting the work, to ensure such sites have no  inflammable materials stored, and if available, is protected. Vents are anti heat and flame leakage. Suitable fire extinguishers, safety warden and staff who are well trained to use them must be available.”  Lt.Col Gamal Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Preventive safety department has asserted.

Last modified on Monday, 21 Dec 2015 15:20

In the presence of Maj.Gen.Expert Rashid Thani ALMatrooshi ,Acting Commander in Chief of Civil Defence, and Director General of Dubai Civil Defence,  Directors General and Directors of regional Civil Defence Departments Government innovation week Activities - Civil Defence sector was launched at Dubai. In His keynote speech delivered at inauguration ceremony.

Acting Commander in Chief said:
As H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ALMaktoum, Vice-President of the UAE,Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has earlier  asserted“ Innovation should become a Governmental habit, a daily practice, instilled corporate culture and the government new goal is to become the most innovative government worldwide”.

Accordingly, we considered the  innovation as the pivot of our working methods, through which   we have achieved numerous applications, supporting directly Civil Defence main and supportive operations. We were very keen since more than ten years that such innovations should include the development of systems, services and operations, as innovation is always aiming at making changes which upgrades functional performance and work results. We also learned from our leadership that even excellent administrative polices, site operations  and current services can be developed  further   to be more distinctive, we focus on developing, testing and implementing innovative ideas which achieves  public interest.    


Last modified on Monday, 21 Dec 2015 15:20

As a part of His tour at Dubai Air Show 2015,Lt.Gen.H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed ALNahyan ,Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, has visited Dubai Civil Defence stand at Dubai Air Show Exhibition 2015. H.H. Sheikh Saif was received by Brig. Ahmed Obaid ALSayegh, Assist Director of Dubai Civil Defence for Fire & Rescue Affairs, and DCD’s officers and officials at the exhibition. Brig.

ALSayegh briefed H.H. Sheikh Saif, about the JetPack device demonstrated by Dubai Civil Defence, explaining the services which the new device is anticipated to deliver to support firefighting & rescue teams at accident scenes. At the end of his visit Lt.Gen.H.H. Sheikh Saif praised Dubai Civil Defence’s initiative in pursue and demonstrate latest international technologies seen in Civil Defence industry and its efforts to make use out of them in supporting Civil Defence’s main operations.


Dubai Civil Defence stand was visited also by Maj.Gen. (Staff) Saeed ALamiri, Inspector General of UAE Armed Forces and Maj.Gen.(Staff) Pilot Ahmed AL Maliki , deputy commander in Chief of Qatar Air Forces. The visitors reviewed the work nature and tasks of JetPack, its scientific and practical properties and supporting systems to be mounted on the same to achieve the goals for which it was designed. The stand witnessed during the fourth day huge number of visitors.

Last modified on Monday, 30 Nov 2015 12:23

The new device “Jetpack” demonstrated by Dubai Civil Defence at its own stand at Dubai Air Show exhibition 2015 has attracted the attention of the exhibition’s visitors from different countries.

Speaking on the Importance of this device Lt.Col. Ali Hassan, Director of Operations says:

“n order to keep abreast with the rapid constructional and architectural  developments which Dubai experiences every day, variation in buildings sizes,shapes,services and occupancies and as a part of Dubai Civil Defence strategy that aims at improving the services to international competitive stages, Dubai Civil Defence  is committed under the directives of his excellency Maj.Gen. Expert Rashid Thani, Director General, to implement the latest technologies to achieve highest safety standards for all UAE’s residents in general, and Dubai residents in particular being the area of jurisdiction”.

He added:

“ Appropriate accident assessment is deemed a crucial factor in selecting suitable tactics to face rapid accident surprises, hence “Jetpack device” would  help accident commander to set priorities and  requirements needed to restrain and douse the fire. Thermal Camera mounted on Jetpack will help as well to identify the base of fire, so firefighting and rescue teams can easily reach out  people trapped in upper stories and rescue them instantly with minimum possible losses.”

He concluded saying:  
In the coming stage, we will work on developing communication systems through “Jetpack” device in different emergency situations.

Last modified on Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 14:41

Speaking on Legatum institute prosperity index published results which placed UAE on top of all countries in the region, Maj.Gen. Expert Rashid Thani quoted as saying:

“ Since the early days of our federal state announcement, our prudent leadership showed strong keenness to provide the community and its members with the required safety and security conditions, cities with the necessary infrastructure, developing legislations and backing plans and development programs as per most sophisticated international standards of safety in different economic sectors and community walks of life, as well as implementing cutting edge technologies to meet the needs of various community’s age groups irrespective of their nationalities, cultural backgrounds and preventive awareness levels. Hence, safety has become the pattern and goal of all public and private organization’s plans and applications, and since Civil Defence Department is not exception , it has made comparison with other advanced countries in safety field as kick off start and not an ultimate goal. Civil Defence was pioneer to design and implement first of its kind (Life and safety Code of practice) book in the region, prepare first electronic program to support rapid & sustainable development in construction sector, and in order to enhance firefighting teams efficiency it has also prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which sets out accident management standards in accordance to best practices that ensure cost and lost limitation, perform also a number of awareness campaigns include homes, industrial areas, educational institutions and services and entertainment organizations.


He added:
“Such remarkable accomplishments would have not been achieved without being working with other safety concerned private and public departments in one working team spirit. These safety stakeholders managed, with the help of adopted method of team spirit and the support gained from the community, to achieved safe environments in work place, home and public life. UAE was ranked by the Legatum prosperity index, a British institute, on top of Arab countries list for the eight year in row. According the results showed, UAE was ranked the first ,in the region, in the factors of (safety & Security), and ( personal freedom index), and the second in the factor ( Business Opportunities). Achieved result expresses the extend of development that our country is witnessing under the international competitive standards it widely applies and further to confirm the sustainability of development indicators and its progressive results in different sectors of development.

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 16:59


During his tour at Dubai Air Show, H.H.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid ,Dubai crown prince, and other Air Show visitors inspect Dubai Civil Defence’s initiative “Jetpack” demonstrated within DAS’s 2015 events.

Maj.Gen.Expert Rashid Thani ALMatrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, demonstrated the properties of Jetpack and services it delivers to  Defence teams and the public. He also explained its design aspects and how it was manufactured by Civil Defence workshop technicians as per approved scientific standards that ensure quality,safety and efficiency.

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 16:59

Department of Dubai Civil Defence has celebrated, in the presence of the department’s Director General Maj.Gen.Expert Rashid Thani ALMatrooshi, the Flag Day which coincides with the anniversary of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed ALnahyan ‘s assumption of office as the leader of the country.

The event began with a recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a Maj.Gen. Expert’s speech, in which he stated:

“ Marking the Flag Day makes us feel proud of the remarkable achievements of our total development march under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed ALnayhan, president of the State, that led UAE to occupies higher position among other nations of the world. UAE delivers best human and civilizational models, and became a magnetic hub for investors and developers from across the globe regardless of their nationality, religion, sex or language as well as international creative platform able to accommodate latest technological developments in different fields).

He added:

Celebrating the Flag Day is suitable occasion to entrench the Flag’s proudness culture as it is considered as a symbol for close bold and love for country, an incentive to unleash initiatives and accomplish more achievements following the paths of the founders fathers who dedicated their lives to make UAE which prevails today.

And as H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid says:

“We take the opportunity of celebrating this day to remember the founders who raised the flag for the first time . and also remember their sacrifices which made it raised high for the last four decades, and remember the achievements which made the UAE became one of the leading nations of the world”.

Civil Defense’s Senior officers and a fire team were lined up in front of ALQusais fire station at 12 noon on Tuesday,Nov. 3, to celebrate raising the flag while playing recorded music of national anthem. Flag raising ceremony was attended by Brig. Salem Khalifa ALMugrab Assist director General for Resources & Services Affairs, Col.Gamal Bin Aadid,director of financial affairs department, Col. Rashid Khalifa ALBuflasa, director’s of Director General office, Departments Directors, fire stations directors , military and civil employees. Event includes also in addition to the speeches of allegiance reaffirmations a national odes delivered by school boys.

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 16:59
Monday, 02 Nov 2015 00:00

Best Gov Participant @ Dxb Smart Gov

Dubai Civil Defence Department has been selected as the best governmental body that participated in Dubai smart Government Platform at Gitex 2015. Brig. Salem Khalifa ALMugrab, Assist. Director General for Resources & Services affairs, received the appreciation certificate from H. Excellency Ahmed Bin Humidan, Director General of Dubai Smart Government Department, during DSG’s ceremony held to honor all the governmental departments which took part within its official platform at Gitex in its 35 session held in 2015.

36 Governmental Departments have had displayed their E-services and smart applications and solutions, which became a part of Dubai outlook today, at Dubai Smart Government 3800 M2 Platform. Dubai Smart Government also demonstrated its smart applications and innovative visions for government future services, which was   unleashed for the first time, In the same platform. Dubai Smart Government Director General, Ahmed Bin Humidan has honored also Captain Eng. Majid Bin Hafiz for being awarded the title of “ excellent coordinator” of Government bodies at Gitex 2015 exhibition for seven years in row , 2009 – 2015.

Last modified on Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 16:44



Maj.Gen.Expert Rashid Thani ALMatrooshi,Director General of Dubai Civil Defence has hailed (Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Majilis initiative), which was launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid. The initiative aims to make the Majilis ever big integrated smart platform in Dubai, consisting of 30 government departments. Smart Majilis hosts brainstorming sessions headed by Sheikh Mohammed and receives the comments, suggestions and ideas from the public round the clock.

He added:

“ The objective of the Smart Maijils’s is to make everyone happy, by allowing them to participate in building the future of Dubai through their contributed ideas and comments. Exchange of ideas and provision of untraditional solutions help to positively responding to challenges in the various fields and sectors. Flowing ideas are magnetized by the Smart Majilis and combine together with investing in best practices using most sophisticated innovation tools to achieve making Dubai the most smarter city worldwide”. “Dubai Civil Defence will be prime partner in spreading and implementing the culture of connecting innovative and developmental ideas with all community members vis its services delivered to citizens, residents, visitors, investors, tourists and visitors without exception.”

Last modified on Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 16:44
Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 00:00

DCD Unveil New Smart Service


Dubai Civil Defence Introduces Personal Dashboard for all residents and visitors of Dubai Emirate

The Unique Initiative will allows residents & visitors make their daily “city Interactions” more efficient, safe and seamless

Dubai,22 Oct.2015: Dubai Civil Defence Department has launched the personal Dashboard that allows UAE residents and visitors to connect to the Dubai Civil Defence services and import their personal data and view them on a great intuitive interface . This unique way will allow residents and visitors to visualize data and keep them informed and connected.
This statement was made by Maj.Gen.Expert Rashid ALMatrooshi on the sideline  of Gitex  Exhibition 2015.
As Dubai pushes ahead with its quest to become one of the smartest cities in the world, connecting people is the first step towards communication and information. The personal Dashboard initiative will allow citizens, residents and visitors, connecting to their needs making their daily ’city interactions’ more efficient and seamless.

He Confirmed also:
“Dubai smart initiatives are not merely about automation, it is about connecting people to their needs. Dubai Civil Defence cares about the safety and happiness of its citizens, residents and visitors; the personal Dashboard will now enable real time public engagement like never before with necessary information to facilitate their life. This is in extension to Dubai Life Dashboard, which assist Dubai Civil
Defence  and buildings owners in Dubai to monitor city/building live from a single screen.

Governmental  bodies, the private sector and the people are working together to achieve the “Smart Dubai vision”. One of the greatest promises to provide Big and Open Data that match “open data law”, is the ability to create a dashboard which will enable us to measure the life safety condition in real time, this is what we aspire to achieve . A personal dashboard is a step towards achieving the same by collecting and displaying data from public & private reliable sources, and from other expanding social media network. The personal dashboard comprises of key metrics, such as health, family and connectedness, which can help us understand how we are doing as individuals, communities and as a city. It not only enhances the internal community with regards to monitoring of incidents in Dubai, but also demonstrates our communication towards the  residents.” 

Maj.Gen. Expert  further Added:
“The Dubai Civil Defence  personal dashboard is a sophisticated way to digitally track critical information online. It is similar to car dashboard, it keeps all the important information right there, in front of you at your choice, things that you want to monitor and a SOS button to reach out to DCD in case of emergency. The enterprise –class business intelligence delivered through the personal dashboard will also help all government departments, building owners and residents to monitor their buildings health and safety status in real-time.”

“With personal dashboard, the Dubai Civil Defence has joined Dubai government's MyID service, to enable single sign-on for users to access their dashboard. This will give the public smooth access to the personal dashboard wherever they are, thereby contributing effectively to full transformation into smart government and to Dubai becoming the smartest city in the world in implementation of the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and  Ruler of Dubai, to shift to smart government.”

The personal dashboard adds more power to Dubai Civil Defence’s operations and enhances the organization’s capabilities to capture data for better decision-making and organizational performance. The Dashboard will also enable other Government departments to facilitate innovative services to building owners and occupants in Dubai.

Dubai Civil Defence has been in the forefront of implementing key technologies for the future of the smart city. The Dubai Life Safety Dashboard reflects leadership’s dedication to using technology to make municipal information more open, transparent and accessible. With the Dashboard, leadership is taking a natural next step towards embracing current technological trends in the public sector.

Last modified on Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 13:38
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