Dubai Civil Defense & US-based NFPA sign collaboration agreement

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Dubai Civil Defense and the US-headquartered National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the world’s largest fire safety organization, have signed a collaboration agreement.

The signing ceremony, which took place during His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, visit the General Directorate of the Dubai Civil Defense, was also attended by Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense, Mr. Jim Pauley, President and CEO of the NFPA, and a number of high-ranking officials and department directors.

During the visit, His Highness was apprised of the latest initiatives and projects undertaken by the Dubai Civil Defense. His Highness commended the department for its expertise and ability to leverage advanced technologies, its global competitiveness and world-class services.

In the presence of Sheikh Mansoor, it was announced that Major Issa Ahmed Al-Mutawa has been appointed as the President of the Advisory Committee and a judge in the Arbitration Committee for the International Security and Safety Exhibition. Also announced was the appointment of Information Security Specialist Aliya Omar bin Touq as Vice President of the Advisory Committee. The appointments recognize the talent and competence of the Emirati workforce and their notable contributions to the success of global endeavors across sectors.

Signing the collaborative pact, Mr. Al Matrooshi reaffirmed Dubai Civil Defense’s commitment to the highest international standards of public safety, crisis prevention, and firefighting protocols and the adoption of cutting-edge systems. Mr. Al Matrooshi added that Dubai is committed to maintaining its status as the best place to live, work and visit by fostering strong partnerships with prominent international organizations.

The Dubai Civil Defense, under the visionary stewardship of its leadership, aims to be a global role model in the implementation of state-of-the-art systems designed to safeguard lives and property, Mr. Al Matrooshi noted.

Mr. Pauley lauded the Dubai Civil Defense for its exceptional security and safety protocols and innovative use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its operations. Furthermore, Mr. Pauley appreciated Dubai Civil Defense’s high level of preparedness to deal with crises and emergencies, and noted the proactive analysis conducted by Dubai Civil Defense in keeping with international standards, which underscores the organization’s commitment to safeguarding people’s lives and property. It serves as an exemplary model for leveraging technology to mitigate potential risks and upholding the highest safety benchmarks.

Mr. Pauley emphasized that the collaboration agreement signed with Dubai Civil Defense represents a significant stride in expanding collaboration between the two sides. The agreement sets the stage for the continued exchange of successful experiences, expertise and knowledge, thereby bolstering regional and global partnerships.

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