Abu Dhabi authorities gear up for Eid Al Fitr

ABU DHABI — All arrangements are being made for the celebrations of Eid Al Fitr in Abu Dhabi, with the municipality, Civil Defence, Traffic, Ambulance and Rescue departments fully geared up for the occasion.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Thu 11 Oct 2007, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:48 AM

Brigadier Khalid Abdul Latif Al Dosari, director of the Safety and Emergency Department at the Abu Dhabi Police, said the ambulance service and rescue patrols would be beefed up during the holidays to ensure quick response to any emergency on the highways or side roads of Abu Dhabi.

“Our medial team swings into action and reaches the venue of accident within three minutes,” Al Dosari said, while urging the public not to interfere in case of an accident by moving the victim/s from the accident site.

“This job should be left to the medical team as the intervention of others can complicate the injury of the accident victim,” he pointed out. Meanwhile, the Traffic and Patrols Department of Abu Dhabi Police is launching a campaign titled “It is Eid joy, don’t spoil it with an accident”. During this campaign slated on Eid days, 25,000 Eid greeting cards will be distributed to motorists, said Colonel Hamada Deel Al Shamsi, director of the Department.

The activities of the campaign include selection and honouring an ideal driver every day. The campaign will last till October 16, he noted.

Captain Jamal Abbood Al Juaidi, director of information, Media and Public Relations Department at the Civil Defence General Directorate, has said that his department was ready to cope with any incident of fire during the Eid break. Al Juaidi urged parents not to allow their children to play with firecrackers, as they could prove dangerous. He called on the parents to keep an eye on their children both inside and outside their houses.

Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Municipality will inaugurate the new Khalifa Park on the first day of Eid. The park is located on the stretch of the East Ring Road.

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