Dubai Civil Defence to unveil new strategic plan
Dubai, December 10, 2007
Dubai Civil Defence will be unveiling elements of the department’s strategic plan for 2007-2015 at a major exhibition in Dubai.
The Intersec Middle East exhibition will be held from January 13-15, 2008.
Brigadier Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, director general, Dubai Civil Defence said: “The Intersec Middle East conference is very important to Civil Defence, companies and the public alike. This annual event hosts the concerned academicians and field commanders who play a vital role in enriching preventive culture and enhancing occupational skills through their field researches and experiments.
The event also presents solutions for problems relating to prevention, firefighting and occupational safety. These issues are becoming more and more demanding as the economic sector continues to grow in this region. Thus, Dubai Civil Defence is playing a leading role in supporting the Intersec Middle East conference and exhibition”.
Elaborating, Brigadier Al Matrooshi said that his department will present: development of Civil Defence services infrastructure in Dubai, which comprise construction of new fire stations; bringing in modern fire engines and firefighting equipment; building partnership with companies operating in all economic sectors to ensure fire protection standards are in place.
The use of modern technologies in the services rendered for those dealing with Civil Defence, including companies, government departments and public will also be displayed.
Brigadier Al Matrooshi added that the technical affairs department of Dubai Civil Defence has developed a number of fire fighting equipment and vehicles, which will be demonstrated at Intersec Middle East.
On the recent spate of fires in high rise buildings under construction, Brigadier Al Matrooshi said “Protection of high-rise buildings mainly depends on the degree of strategy that involves self-protection from fire before firefighters arrive at the scene via implementing a number of advanced e-services that monitors and controls the following: fire alarm systems, sprinklers, lifts, fire doors and fire separation systems that prevent smoke and fire from spreading.”
Dubai Civil Defence also conducts training programmes for special teams of firefighters to deal with high-rise building fires. This year, new equipments to fight fires in high-rise buildings have also been added into Civil Defence tools, which include snorkels and fire ladders to rescue people trapped in high-rise fires.
Angela Schierholz, senior show manager for Intersec Middle East, said over 800 exhibitors will be participating and they will present almost 2,000 brands at the show. In addition, there will be 12 country pavilions highlighting products and services from their countries. In the fire and rescue section, 200 exhibitors will be presenting their latest services and technologies.
During the Police & Fire Middle East conference, the Dubai Civil Defence will discuss its strategy up to the year 2015. It will also elaborate and share Dubai Civil Defence experience and techniques in fire prevention and use the conference as a platform to raise awareness on fire and occupational safety.
Organised by EPOC Messe Frankfurt, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, Intersec Middle East is seen as one of the foremost security, rescue and health and safety exhibitions. The 2007 Intersec event showcased more than 630 exhibitors and over 1600 brands.
Running alongside are also the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) Middle East Safety & Health Conference, and the Second Strategic Forum for Safety in Hi-Rise Buildings by the Dubai Civil Defence.
“Intersec Middle East in 2008 will have an impressive lineup of speakers comprising international experts, Civil Defence and Police officials, industry leaders and suppliers of specialised equipment for the industries related to fire, indu