The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate carried out two successful mock drills and emergency evacuation for the directorate’s main building and employees’ apartment complex at its respective branches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, in response to a ‘fire’ and gas leak incidents.  The drills were staged in line with the plan to assess the preparedness of emergency teams in handling emergencies and crisis situations, maintain the safety of staff members and customers in the event of potential incidents and protect facilities, in coordination with the Civil Defense, the Emergency and Public Safety Department and other support entities.

Brigadier Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, revealed that the drills’ scenarios are based on risks assessment; providing the professional training requirements; identifying the coveted goal by establishing the necessary plans to handle potential emergencies; reducing response time for emergency calls; and preserving lives and property. “This would improve the readiness and capacity of the crisis and emergency teams and the directorate’s staff members to deal with disaster situations; reduce response time; and increase coordination with support entities,” he said. He also noted that a comprehensive assessment was carried out upon completion of the drill.

Adding further, Brigadier Mohammed explained that the evacuation plan was conducted according to the training scenario prepared by the crisis and emergency teams at the directorate. “As per the plan, as soon as notification was received, the competent authorities dispatched teams from the Civil Defense, Emergency and Public Safety Department and back-up entities to location; along with health, environment and safety teams that arrived in record time and handled the incident efficiently and professionally,” he continued.

Furthermore, Brigadier Mohammed said that the incidents were handled with high professionalism, and all of the staff members at the employees’ complex, as well as staff members and customers at the directorate main building were evacuated to a place of safety away from the premises. “Injured individuals were also safely evacuated and the facilities were secured,” he added.

A number of officers; rescue, ambulance and civil defense vehicles; and other back-up entities participated in the drill that was carried out according to a forethought emergency plan, which included evacuating staff members to a place of safety; securing the facilities; and containing the fire in record time.

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