DUBAI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday joined Dubai Civil Defence staff in celebrating World Civil Defence Day.
“Brave people pursue the profession of civil defence to rescue others, protect public and private property and show the noblest values of sacrifice to serve the country and protect the safety and property of society,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid told the staff.
He visited the Civil Defence headquarters and praised the teams’ efforts in the aftermath of the fire that gutted The Address Downtown hotel in Dubai hours before the New Year celebrations.
“Whoever does an important job have to continue their efforts actively, pursue learning and training on a daily basis and keep updated about developments in their area of work in order to achieve the best results, fulfil their personal aspirations and their leaders’ expectations to ultimately achieve global standards,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
The director-general of Dubai Civil Defence, Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, gave a presentation about an advanced smart civil defence system being used across UAE. Sheikh Mohammed was also briefed on future plans.