Dubai unveils world’s 1st mobile floating fire station

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai Civil Defense unveils mobile floating fire station
World's first mobile floating fire station in Dubai | WAM

Dubai Civil Defense has launched the world’s first sustainable mobile floating fire station, in a significant initiative that reinforces its leadership in safety infrastructure and innovation.

The initiative reflects Dubai’s strategy to constantly enhance its fire and rescue services and raise environmental sustainability.

Engineered to provide high efficiency in safeguarding marine activities as well as enhanced coverage and swifter response times, the new mobile floating fire station is set to transform maritime emergency response mechanisms in Dubai. The first of its kind in the world to be sustainable and environmentally friendly, the floating structure is 70 percent more cost-effective than traditional marine fire stations.

Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense, said that, “The deployment of the mobile floating fire station marks a significant step forward in our journey towards achieving global leadership in safety and security. The inauguration of this station not only demonstrates our dedication to generating innovative safety solutions but also aligns with our commitment to contributing to enhancing Dubai’s overall infrastructure and services.

“A significant enhancement to our marine firefighting capabilities, this facility makes Dubai a frontrunner in reducing response times to maritime incidents, with a target response time of just four minutes. The launch of the floating station also increases the safety index in maritime navigation and water channels in Dubai with the use of innovative smart solutions,” Al Matroushi added.

As per the statement, operating as a mobile marine station, the floating structure eliminates the necessity for dedicated land space, resulting in both cost savings and a significant contribution to reducing carbon footprint and preserving green spaces. Additionally, the floating building showcases mobility with a notable speed of 11 miles per hour.

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