Ajman Civil Defence gets 11 drones to avoid fires

Ajman Civil Defence gets 11 drones to avoid fires

Noose being tightened on industrial units.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:28 PM

Last updated: Mon 10 Jul 2017, 8:37 PM

Drones are being deployed in Ajman for aerial surveillance of the roofs of residential buildings, factories, industrial workshops and commercial establishments to ensure that these are not used to stock inflammable materials.
While tightening noose on industrial zones, Ajman Civil Defense Department inspectors are monitoring fire safety violations and taking measures to avert accidents triggered by blaze breakouts.
Brig Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi, Director General of Ajman Civil Defence, pointed out that the department has recently received 11 new drones to keep aerial tabs on the industrial and commercial establishments and detect irregularities that could result in accidents.
Meanwhile, Ajman Civil Defense Department has fined 11 commercial and industrial establishments and warned 395 others for failing to comply with fire safety and protection regulations.
The violations were detected during intensified inspection campaign. Under the drive, the inspectors carried out 1,433 surprise visits to establishments in the emirate during the first half of the year.
Al Shamsi said that the number of fire accidents has been reduced in the last two years due to plans and awareness training programmes targeting staff and workers of establishments in the industrial areas.
The stepping up of inspection in industrial and commercial establishments throughout the year has also contributed to the drop in fire incidents. "Due to awareness efforts, 1,027 companies were found to be meeting fire protection requirements during the first half of this year, while only 400 companies did so during the same period last year."

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