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Arup releases a new framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup today announces the release of its Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements[1], ahead of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Based on three years of in-depth research, the framework proposes a new way to think about fire risk…

Rosenbauer launches premium aerial ladder, the XS 3.0

Rosenbauer has launched a new, premium aerial ladder – the L32A XS 3.0 – following two years of the firm’s current model achieving unprecedented demand. With Rosenbauer announcing record global sales of the L32A XS 2.0 in 2017-18, the latest…

Firefighters in Dubai Offer Advice to Residents

Firefighters and Officers from Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) have been out in the community officering advice on home safety. As part of their shift duties, staff have been out in the community meeting with residents to talk about fire safety…

Dubai Warehouse Fire

A warehouse fire in the Ras Al Khor industrial area of Dubai on Saturday 18 June was brought under control in ‘record time’by Firefighters Dubai Civil Defence stated officials. The fire which caused extensive damage to the building was reported at 1310…

Vehicle Fire in Sabar

A dramatic car fire occurred in the Sabar area of Sohar State last night. Following a call to the emergency services the Fire Brigade of the Civil Defense and Ambulance Center responded and quickly brought the fire under control. There…

No Injuries in Al Khuwair Student Accommodation Fire

Firefighters and Medics from the Oman Government, Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) in Muscat were called to reports of a fire in the Al Khuwair area of Oman. The fire involved an apartment building housing students, all…

Dubai Civil Defence Firefighters Prevent Major Firespread

The prompt response and effective actions of Firefighters contained what was already a major fire and preventing the spread to other buildings in a large warehouse complex. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday 5th June, was in the Al Quoz…

Residents Safely Evacuated During Fire in the Dubai Marina Zen Tower

A major fire broke out in the Zen Tower at Dubai Marina at around 11 am (0900 GMT) on Sunday 13th May. Spectacular footage of the blaze was quickly shared on Social Media showing Firefighters from Dubai Civil Defence dealing with…

Annual Statistics Report Highlights Performance of Dubai Civil Defence in 2017

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…

Dubai Civil Defence View Rosenbauer Electric Powered Fire Appliance

Members of the Dubai Civil Defence Executive Technical Specifications Committee visited Austria to attend a workshop on the ‘Electric Experimental Mechanisms’. As part of the trip to explore opportunities presented by electrically powered vehicles and equipment, Committee members also visited…

Director of Barsha Civil Defence Centre Visits Social Club and Meets Residents

Colonel Hamad Mohammed Balsuida Al Ameri, director of the Barsha Civil Defence Centre recently visited the Thakhar Social Club in the Al Barsha area. The Thakar Social Club is a social residence, allocated by the Dubai Community Development Authority, for the…

Aerial Firefighting North America Gathers the World’s Experts 

Tangent Link, renowned and recognised across the globe for its work with the airborne firefighting community, brings the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition back to Sacramento, California this coming March. Taking place at the McClellan Conference Centre, Sacramento McClellan…

Dubai Civil Defence and the Emirates astronaut programme team Discuss Future Opportunities

His Excellency Major General  Rashid Thani Al-Matroushi, Director of Civil Defence of Dubai received and hosted the Emirates astronaut programme team of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. During the meeting, His Excellency discussed the astronaut’s project along with seeking potential avenues…

Call for the International Aerial Firefighting Award 2018 Nominations

The International Aerial Firefighting Award is presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting. Aiming to honour diligence, dedication and conscientiousness in aerial firefighting, the Award was inaugurated in honour of the late…

Making workplaces around the world healthier and safer

The Chief Executive of the British Safety Council will explore the nature of wellbeing at work at the Global HSE Conference in Kuwait. Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, will be a keynote speaker at the Global…

INTERSCHUTZ 2020 – Teams, Tactics, Technology – Connected for Protection and Rescue

Everything will revolve around interconnected technology and teamwork at At INTERSCHUTZ 2020. For the first time, the world’s leading trade fair for the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security will run under an overall motto to feature…

Survitec secures contract with VARD to equip Ponant cruise vessels with rescue boats & safety equipment

Survitec has been awarded the contract to provide rescue boats and safety equipment for a number of new Ponant cruise vessels set to be delivered in 2018. The 10,000 gross ton expedition ships will be designed and constructed by Norwegian-based…

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