The average response time for Dubai Civil Defence to major, medium and minor accidents is 7.7 minutes according to the 2017 annual statistics report of the General Directorate of the Dubai Civil Defence. Average incident completion time is 20.7 minutes.
The fire data per 100,000 people is 14.1 percent and its rate of injuries per 100,000 people is 1.42 percent.
Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of the General Directorate of the Dubai Civil Defence, explained the statistics in the report as well as causation factors, the method of extinction along with rescues, additional support and backup operations. The report confirms the positive performance of the Dubai Civil Defence as well as the capability in performing its tasks and duties.
Major General Al Matroushi stressed that his directorate has made considerable efforts to deal with various fire incidents that it presented in the report while registering rapid response times, which helped to rescue many lives and possessions.
The report covered 883 drills that involved 476,330 people as well as the organisation of awareness programmes and evacuation drills supporting 195,678 people.
With regard to the emirate’s electronic prevention services, the report shows how Dubai Civil Defence assessed the fire protection, general safety, and early warning devices 69,635 buildings and establishments.
This report is based on content from Emirates 24/7 News on 8th May 2018.
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