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Thursday, 04 October, 2012

Civil Defense takes part in Glenelg School’s Safety Week

  • The Civil Defense General Headquarters, represented by the Civil Defense General Directorate in Abu Dhabi, participated in the Safety Week activities organized by Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The National Security Institute (NSI) also took part in the three-day activities to raise awareness on protection and general safety procedures among the educational staff and students at the school.

    The participation in this activity marks the civil defense’s keenness to enhance communication and cooperation with all local institutes, entities, and schools in order to educate their staff on protection and safety measures.

    The educational staff and students of the school attended lectures on security and safety measures in houses and schools. Lectures were delivered by a number of lecturers from the Civil Defense General Directorate who also distributed awareness booklets and brochures.

    The directorate also organized entertainment competitions for children. The Awareness Bus of the National Security Institute also joined the celebrations to demonstrate an emergency scenario on how to protect houses from fires and how to deal with natural risks.

    The Directorate also exhibited fire fighting vehicles and equipment, along with a brief on how to use them and how to deal with fires.

    In another context, the Civil Defense celebrated the graduation of the Basic Preparation Course “83” that included 56 new members of the Civil Defense. The ceremony recently took place at the Abu Dhabi Police Officers Club auditorium.

    Colonel Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director General of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, stressed on rehabilitating and developing the civil defense member capacities and bringing their performance into a new level of excellence enabling them to deliver their humanitarian message according to the highest quality standards. Al Nuaimi called on setting up more basic and specialized courses that helps to refine and improve the field capabilities of Civil Defense personnel.

    The ceremony was attended by Colonel Waleed Salem Al Shamesi, Director of the Police Schools Department, and a number of officers, graduates, and members.

    Colonel Waleed Salem Al Shamesi said that the Police Schools Department has adapted its educational and training curriculums to cope with the police departments’ needs. “Building on the active partnership, the Basic Preparation Course ‘83’ was appended to the Civil Defense Academy. The 56 new members received all practical training and theory during the three-and-half month-long course,” he said.

    “The program introduced the trainees to fire fighter tasks and allowed them to train on penetration methods, how to use the water cannon, and the many types of ladders. New members also went through training on various fire-fighting equipment, understand different stages of fires, how to control the fire, and how to use the different aid equipment,” added Al Shamesi.

    The ceremony was started with reciting verses of the Holy Quran. Attendees later viewed a documentary on the tasks of Abu Dhabi Police Schools. At the conclusion, Colonel Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi and Colonel Waleed Salem Al Shamesi handed awards and certificates to the top graduates.