ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - July 4th 2013 [ME NewsWire]: The Criminal Investigation Department carried out a successful mock drill to extinguish a fire that broke out at its building. Rescue teams evacuated the CID staff and put out the fire in less than six minutes.
Colonel Ibrahim Sultan Al Zaabi, Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department at the Abu Dhabi Police indicated that the drill comes in line with the commitment to implement the Environmental Health and. Safety Management Systemat Abu Dhabi Police GHQ.
Al Zaabi added: “Such drills aim to assess the readiness and preparedness of police teams in dealing with such incidents; and embody the MoI'sstrategy to protect government buildings from fire hazards”.
Moreover, Al Zaabi indicated that the drills aim to raise the efficiency of safety and emergency teams; as well as the level of readiness of staff members that operate these vital agencies, in dealing with emergencies they may encounter.
At the end of the drill, the various entities held a meeting to assess the procedures that have been implemented, in order to reach the highest levels.