Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence assigns 17,000 officers for Hajj 2019

Civil Defence to focus on preventative safety measures and ensure prompt availability of security mechanisms in all locations

Measures are in place to ensure the safety of pilgrims in Makkah.
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Measures are in place to ensure the safety of pilgrims in Makkah.

Saudi Arabia’s Directorate General of the Civil Defence has appointed more than 17,000 professionals and 3,000 machines to deal with public safety during Hajj 2019, as part of its annual general emergency plan for the holy season.

Lt Gen Sulaiman Al-Amro, director general of the Civil Defence, thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince HRH Mohammed Bin Salman for their support to ensure the comfort of Hajj pilgrims.

Al-Amro said the Civil Defence would focus on preventative measures and ensure the availability of safety mechanisms in all locations, as well as seek to raise awareness of safety principles, during Hajj 2019. 

Joint training is also being carried out with other entities in Makkah to ensure safety risks are promptly managed and to guarantee the security of Hajj pilgrims, according to an Arabic-language report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA.

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