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In the presence of Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi DCD announces its plans to secure the New Year’s celebrations

2019 12 29 1NA

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense has

Confirmed the readiness of Civil Defense to secure the New Year’s celebrations in the Emirate. This was during his speech at press conference held by the GHQ of the Dubai Police to announce the plans to secure the New Year's celebrations.  The conference was attended by

His Excellency Major General Abdullah Al Ghaithi, Director of the General Department of Organization Protective Security and Emergency and the head of Events Securing Committee, General Directors of member departments in the Supreme Committee for Events, and representatives of various media.

Al Matrooshi said: Dubai Civil Defense professionally performs its roles and responsibilities and carries out its tasks efficiently and effectively, as a main member of Events Securing Committee wich concerned with securing all events, celebrations and accompanying activities that take place in Dubai in general and in the "Boulevard and Burj Khalifa" area in particular, and that includes the procedures of evaluating the level of safety before the event in all buildings, facilities and sites designated for the celebrations to ensure the safety of all the participants. "

Al Matrooshi has revealed that Civil Defense plan to secure the celebrations includes the participation of more than 600 senior and junior officers in addition to 70 state-of-the-art firefighting specialist vehicles, stressing that civil defense teams and units in all 21 fire stations and 2 marine posts are on standby and ready to protect lives and property from fire hazards.

Al Matrooshi announced that events securing plan divides Dubai into three main sectors: “Bur Dubai, Deira and Jebel Ali”, in addition to the waterfront sector, where each sector is supervised by a “Gold Commander” associated with a group of operational teams led by “Executive Commanders”.  He added that the smart and electronic Operations Room in the HQ of Dubai Civil Defense, is fully prepared and linked to the mobile operations unit "Crisis Unit”, which will be located in “Burj Khalifa” area.

Al Matrooshi noted that the provision of information about events securing in 25 different locations and all related information for local and international media will be through the mobile media unit located along the events tracks starting from the central operations room in Burj Khalifa.

2019 12 29 2NA

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