Fire drill at Al Bustan Centre
Dubai, May 28, 2008
In the face of a possible heat escalation, Al Bustan Centre and Residence conducted a fire drill in co-ordination with Dubai Civil Defence to improve safety procedures for its guests and employees.
Al Bustan centre and Residence is a deluxe property which offers world-class services and facilities in Dubai.
Sirens blared across Al Bustan Centre and Residence and the rescue teams conducted mass evacuations from the property. Trucks and other Civil Defence vehicles rushed to the spot at the sound of fire sirens, said a hotel staff.
The guests and staff gathered in a designated evacuation area outside the property.
The drill was organised in collaboration with Dubai Civil Defence and gave ample information to guests on fire emergency procedures.
They were apprised of the fire hazards and processes to which they can be exposed. It also trained the property’s staff in fire prevention, evacuation, fire safety, use of fire extinguishers and first aid.
Moussa El Hayek, chief operating officer of Al Bustan Centre & Residence, said the aim of the exercise was to create awareness on safety regulations within the property.
“We are extremely thankful to Dubai Civil Defence for helping us hold this exercise at our property. During a fire there is no time to stop and think about an escape route - seconds are important! Knowing what to do before a fire occurs can save the life of our guests and employees! Thus the drill was conducted to inform guests that we give top priority to their safety and security,” he added.
Moussa said the fire drill at Al bustan also played a key role in boosting the performance of its staff. 'Such exercises re-examine the property’s crisis preparedness and response efforts,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service