UAE Civil Defence to highlight advanced rescue capabilities at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012


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The UAE Civil Defence will display some of its advanced mechanisms, technologies and assets for rescue operations during the 5th International Security and National Resilience (ISNR) Exhibition & Conference Abu Dhabi.

Held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces with the full support of the UAE Ministry of Interior, the Middle East’s definite homeland security event will run from March 19 to 21, 2012 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Some of the rescue equipments owned by the UAE Civil Defence are unique to the Middle East, such as its next-generation electro-mechanical firefighting hose maintenance equipment. This reflects the agency’s commitment to constantly build up its emergency response capabilities. Civil Defence also uses a specialized 4×4 off-road firefighting and rescue vehicle, a telescopic lumbar rescue stretcher for rescue and recovery from building stairways, basement and storage area firefighting systems, and a triple-boom 55-metre firefighting and rescue aerial ladder platform (ALP). These will all be displayed at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012 along with a working model for real-time monitoring systems. The UAE Civil Defence will conduct live demonstration of a rapid rope helicopter rescue as well.

“The scope and nature of national security and resilience is evolving rapidly, which is why civil defence agencies need to have the right equipment to address all kinds of situations. ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012 is an opportunity for the UAE Civil Defence to showcase our country’s regional leadership in emergency response while learning more about the latest technologies and best practices in the field. Events such as these are vital to consolidating and enhancing the emergency preparedness and response, crisis management, and resilience and security platforms for professional workers in the Civil Defence,” said Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Acting Commander General of UAE Civil Defence.

“ISNR Abu Dhabi 2012 will provide an excellent platform for the UAE Civil Defence to demonstrate how strategic investments into training and equipment can maximize preparedness for any and all homeland security threats and emergency situations. The agency’s capabilities will definitely encourage other Middle Eastern states to ramp up their civil defence capabilities in response to the evolving regional and international security landscape,” said Mohamad Bader-Eddin, Show Director, Reed Exhibitions Middle East.

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