Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ), visited the Emergency and Public Safety Department, to inspect the level of readiness of staff members and the different vehicles and techniques used to deal with accidents, and provide awareness, first aid, rescue and public safety to society in general.

During the inspection visit, Brigadier Al Harithi examined the workflow at the department, the different tasks and duties it undertakes, and the speed of response to accidents. He also reviewed the department’s efforts in providing support to other police authorities in similar cases. Brigadier Al Harithi urged staff members to pursue their dedicated efforts and outstanding achievements in a way that keeps pace with the leading stature attained by the Ministry of Interior and the rapid development achieved by the UAE Police in all areas of police work. He also called upon them to further endeavor in the delivery of services that meet the requirements of customers and enhance their satisfaction.

Brigadier Al Harithi was briefed by Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim Al Ameri, Head of the department, about the readiness of staff members and the different vehicles used in rescue operations, in response to the plans of Abu Dhabi Police, which aim to reduce accidents, educate the public, and provide prevention advice and guidance on the proper ways to handle the various types of accidents.

Brigadier Al Harithi toured the various branches and sections, and met with the work teams at the department. At the Technical rescue and Rapid Intervention section, Brigadier Al Harithi reviewed the rescue truck, which includes 350 pieces of rescue equipment. He also inspected the readiness of the UAE Search and Rescue; the Water Rescue teams, and the Hazardous Materials Accidents Response Unit. He also examined the different vehicles and tools used in rescue operations, in accordance with the best international standards; as well as the maternity and heavy weight ambulances.

At the Innovations Exhibition in the Department, Brigadier Al Harithi examined the outstanding innovations provided by the department’s staff members, including the rescue arm kit; the rescue motorcycle, which is equipped with basic rescue equipment and devices used to pull injured people from wells and deep holes, as well as the rescue cameras that are humidity and shock resistant and used in narrow and hard-to-reach spaces.

The Director General of Central Operations also toured the Operations Room, which includes the Ambulance team’s specialized platform. He also visited the UAE Search and Rescue Team’s scale models exhibition, which included replicas of earthquakes and landslides accidents that are used in the training process to raise the efficiency of team members.

He also attended a presentation about the electronic program that links the police with hospitals, and allows health care givers to assess the condition of the patient before arriving to the emergency room, and ensure a high degree of readiness depending on the case.

Brigadier Al Harithi met with Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim Al Ameri, Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department and reviewed the department’s achievements, work processes, and international and regional awards it has obtained; particularly the international rescue diving center certification and the environment and occupational health awards.

Colonel Al Ameri indicated that the department constantly provides international training and education opportunities to its staff members, by sending them abroad to pursue further academic attainment in disciplines related to their respective work.
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