Fifth Fire Safety Technology Forum to take place in March

ABU DHABI, 22nd February, 2015 (WAM) — The Civil Defence Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior will be organising the 5th Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum on March 2nd, 2015. The forum, organised under the auspices of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, will be held at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi as a part of World Civil Defence Day’s celebrations, which is marked every year on March 1st.

Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Civil Defence Acting General Commander-in-Chief, noted that the strategy of the Directorate General of Civil Defence in the UAE focuses on the use of aanced technology in the provision of smart civil defence services in the field of awareness, prevention and protection.

He noted that the Fire Safety Technology Forum this year will tackle issues pertaining to the World Civil Defence Day celebrations’ theme, “Civil Protection and Disaster Reduction within Sustainable Development”, as a result of the success achieved during the past four annual Fire Safety Technology forums, which tackled “Civil Defense and Culture of Prevention for a Safer Society” in 2014, “Civil Protection and Preparation of Civil Societies Disaster Risk Prevention” in 2013, “Recovering from Fires in High-rise Buildings” in 2012 and “Best Global Practices and Technological Applications” in 2011.

He added, “The fifth forum this year aims to attract the best practices and latest studies pertaining to aanced technology investment in the world, to serve the strategies and applications required to managing crises and disasters in various situations. An elite group of experts and a number of field leaders from developed countries specialised in the strategies and applications of technological handling of crises and disasters will take part in the forum to present their visions, experiences, applications, and analysis on the risks of fires and their resulting life and property losses.” The forum will be attended by Directors General from the Civil Defence in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, heads of Civil Defence departments in the UAE, a large number of Civil Defence officers across all emirates, as well as representatives of manufacturers and installation and maintenance companies specialised in civil defence equipment.