The first phase of the Smart Civil Defense Stations project in Abu Dhabi has been commenced by General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
During the ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence General Directorate’s Operations Room at the Qubeisat Civil Defence Station, Sheikh Saif evaluated and studied the project’s main purposes, which are meant to buoy up and enhance civil defence teams’ performance and attain efficient emergency responses in the shortest possible time possible. The structures will also guarantee appropriate arrival at the incident location
Sheikh Saif performed a drill using the new scheme to gauge reaction time of a number of civil defense stations selected arbitrarily. He was also present at an in-field testing of the smart civil defense stations system, where he assessed several stages of work and the proper ways of receiving and coping with incoming emergency calls. Sheikh Saif also checked the civil defense vehicles and met with the committee in charge of the project, commending the work team’s hard-working efforts and productive thoughts in finishing the project.
Colonel Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Executive Office of the Federal Civil Defence Sector Development Council stated that once the operations room is advised of an accident, the nearby civil defense station in its location of jurisdiction is dispatched automatically through the system. The procedure operates by sounding the alerting siren, lighting the passageways and the parking space, and opening bay doors automatically. He also indicated that all civil defence stations across the emirate were linked to the Central Operations Department of Abu Dhabi Police.
Colonel Al Nuaimi also itemized various smart systems that will be set up at the Smart Civil Defence Stations as well as performance indicators to gauge emergency teams’ reaction time and promptness and watchfulness of civil defence stations; decoders that would sound the fire alarm siren at the nearest station from the main operations rooms; accidents reporting and statistics; security surveillance of stations; access control including entry and exiting screening; identifying civil defense vehicles while responding to accidents; intercom systems; building management; and provision of water and electricity.