Sun 10-12-2017 23:31 PM
ABU DHABI, 10th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Civil Defence Academy of Abu Dhabi, part of the General Command of the Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, has received the "International Best Practice Award for Fire and Emergencies Affairs" from FIRE Magazine in the United Kingdom.
The winner has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, making a group or individual contribution that has advanced safety from fire, internationally.
The fourth cycle of the award saw wide international participation for over 100 international bodies that competed in 12 categories.
FIRE magazine’s Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards (the EFEs) celebrate innovative working practices, initiatives, partnerships, technology and leadership in the fire and emergency services. The EFEs unite suppliers and industry supporters with chief officers and their teams in order to recognise and applaud the individuals, teams, partnerships and projects that will influence the future of the fire and emergency services.
Major General Jassem Mohammed Al Marzouqi, General Commander of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, received the award for the academy during a ceremony in London, with the attendance of Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Firefighting, Protection and Safety Affairs at the General Command of Civil Defence, Lt. Colonel Khamis Al Muhairi, Police Attaché in the United Kingdom, and Major Omar Al Zaabi from the Strategy Department. The ceremony was also attended by the General Commissioner of Civil Defence in London.
Al Marzouqi stated that the academy’s victory is the result of the ongoing support and directives of H.H. Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, which aim to face new challenges and achieve the strategy of the ministry and the General Command of the Civil Defence to guarantee the safety of lives and possessions and realise the UAE’s vision and message, until it becomes one of best countries in the world in terms of security and safety through effectively working to improve the quality of life for the UAE community.
He explained that the prestigious international award is unique to the United Kingdom and in the area of firefighting and emergencies, in terms of work practices, technology and leadership.
Al Nuaimi stressed that the Civil Defence Academy in Abu Dhabi has succeeded in adopting the best firefighting practices of countries with over 150 years of experience and has surpassed many of them. It has also adopted many protective training practices, such as removing dangerous pollutants from the remnants of training fires and providing a safe training environment, he added.
He further noted that the academy has become a modern international training facility for firefighting and preventive safety, which applies the best international training practices to elevate the skill levels of the firefighters and rescue professionals of the Civil Defence.