22 Mar Recorded fire accidents falling
The UAE Ministry of Interior recorded a 31% drop in fire accidents in buildings and establishments in 2016, compared to the previous year.
Fire accidents dropped from 3,388 to 2,352 in 2016 while fatalities caused by blazes also fell from 23 to 16.
Issuing the figure the Ministry’s Major General Jassem Mohammed Al Marzouqi said the reductions had been brought about by the timely response of the fire service, alertness and the introduction of modern fire protection technology.
He added that qualified firefighters, sustained public awareness campaigns and intensified efforts to meet challenges, guided by an integrated and coordinated doctrine also played a major role in reducing the numbers.