Abu Dhabi Police Enhances Response Capabilities for Hazardous Materials Incidents

In a move to strengthen their emergency response unit, a delegation of 22 officers and non-commissioned officers from the Abu Dhabi Police Emergency and Public Safety Department embarked on a nine-week training course in Britain. Held at the Fire Services College in Moreton-in-Marsh, the program focused on equipping participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively deal with hazardous materials incidents.

Lt. Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim Al Ameri, Deputy Director of the Emergency and Public Safety Department, emphasized the department's commitment to upgrading the expertise of its personnel in line with international best practices. He highlighted the importance of this training in ensuring a prompt and professional response to potential chemical, biological, nuclear, or radiological emergencies.

Major Omar Al Zahiri, Head of the Training Department, elaborated on the comprehensive curriculum of the course. Participants received intensive training on fire chemistry, the properties of explosives and flammable materials, and the environmental implications of hazardous material leaks from industrial sites. The program also covered the safe handling of radioactive materials to minimize risks during accidents. Participants were equipped with vital rescue techniques for hazardous environments involving chemical and radioactive materials.

This training initiative, organized in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police Human Resource Department, reflects the department's dedication to continuous improvement and preparedness. By enhancing their expertise in handling hazardous materials, Abu Dhabi Police officers will be better equipped to safeguard public safety and minimize the impact of potential incidents. The acquired knowledge and skills will allow them to effectively respond to emergencies, protect the environment, and ensure the well-being of the community.

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