Dubai ambulance crews simulate air disaster to practise rescue skills

The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services carried out the evacuation drill on the staged air crash near Al Maktoum Airport

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Ambulance staff in Dubai staged an aircraft crash on Monday to prepare themselves for the eventuality if the disaster ever occurred.
The Crisis and Disaster Management Team (CDMT) at the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) carried out the evacuation drill near Al Maktoum Airport in Jebel Ali.
The simulation included training on how to rescue casualties, transport the seriously injured to the nearest hospitals and provide people with minor injuries with first aid at the scene.
The exercise was part of Dubai Police's strategic plan to improve preparedness and coordination in response to emergencies.
Jumaa Al Balushi, head of the CDMT, said the drill aimed to enhance communication between various agencies while revealing areas that the participants need to improve.
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