UAE fire accidents reduce by 41% in H1 2017

928 fire incidents were handled by civil defence centres across the country in H1 2017, a senior official confirmed

UAE recorded a drop in fire accidents during H1 2017 [representational image].
UAE recorded a drop in fire accidents during H1 2017 [representational image].

Fire accidents in the UAE recorded a 41% drop during the first half of 2017 compared to targets set as part of the General Command of the Civil Defense's (GCCD) 2017-2021 strategy, an official confirmed. 

Maj Gen Al Marzouki, the General Commander of the Civil Defense, said 928 fires were handled by civil defence centres across the country in H1 2017. 

These accidents caused 115 injuries and 12 deaths, a 47% and 8% decrease respectively in expected numbers for 2017-2021. 

Home fires accounted for 61% of incidents recorded across the UAE. 

Of those, 87% were recorded as slight accidents, GCCD statistics showed. 

According to WAM, Al Mazrouki said the overall H1 2017 drop was achieved due to factors such as timely response to fire incidents, adoption of modern fire prevention technology, skilled firefighters, and public awareness campaigns about fire risks. 

  

Most popular

Awards

Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the

Conferences

CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 765
Jun 29, 2020