Sheikh Mohammed commends the Dubai Civil Defence Fire Crews

The 200 Dubai Civil Defence firefighters who tackled the spectacular fire on New Years Eve 2015 at the Address Downtown Hotel tall tower had an unexpected visitor soon after dawn when the fire was by then under control. No less…

UAE Fire Safety Code To Be Strengthened Following Recent Tall Tower Fires

The UAE Fire Safety Code was first introduced in 2006 to provide detailed specifications and standards at a time when new-build projects were booming. However, since then, a series of serious tall tower fires, most recently in Dubai’s Address Downtown…

Dubai Civil Defence Fast Response Corvette Stingrays Bid For A Guinness World Record

Dubai already boasts the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building, but soon it could be home to the world’s fastest fire engine.  The Dubai government has asked the Guinness World Records to consider Dubai Civil Defence’s small fleet of…

Dubai Civil Defence – New restrictions on external cladding panels on buildings

The use of cladding will be restricted in new buildings in the UAE following a new set of regulations to be added to the UAE Fire and Safety Code. Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director of Dubai Civil…

Concorde-Corodex Group Stages Live Demonstrations of Williams Fire Fighting Equipment

Dubai Civil Defence sponsors a live demo at Mamzar Beach part of a month-long roadshow touring the GCC in cooperation with local partners and civil defence teams. Concorde-Corodex Group, the UAE-based leader in firefighting and rescue equipment, has kicked off…

Dubai Civil Defence Announces New Restriction on External Cladding Panels on Buildings

Following the latest tall tower fire in Dubai involving the Address Downtown Hotel on New Year’s Eve, Dubai Civil Defence have announced new restrictions on the use of external cladding panels. The use of cladding will be restricted in new…

Another Serious Duba Tall Tower Fire Causes Concern over Fire Risk of Composite Panels

Yet another serious fire involving a Dubai tall tower that dramatically engulfed the face of the building and caused immense damage has raised more concerns over such structures that utilise flammable aluminium composite cladding panels on their vertical elevations. At…

Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world’s tallest building

  DUBAI (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in downtown Dubai on Thursday night, but there appeared to be no injuries, a civil defence official said. Large tongues of flame shooting skywards enveloped the luxury hotel and residential block,…

A Focus on Dubai Civil Defence

The United Arab Emirates consists of a federation of seven Emirates: Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm-al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Dubai is the second largest Emirate with a total area of 4,114 sq.km. It lies on the…

Five fatalities in two separate Gulf Fires on the same day

Two separate fires in the Gulf on Monday 7th September 2015, one in an industrial complex involving a bakery in Sharjah, and the second in an apartment in Dubai, tragically claimed five lives. Firefighters from Sharjah Civil Defence Headquarters as…

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