National drive to curb fall accidents involving children

National drive to curb fall accidents involving children

Civil Defence teams to visit residential buildings, schools and play areas to spread awareness



By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 20 Nov 2014, 8:59 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:39 PM

Dubai: A nationwide awareness campaign to protect children from falling from buildings was launched in Dubai on Thursday.

Called the ‘National campaign to protect children from falling’, it plans to create safe environments for kids and evaluate the safety measures in the various towers, buildings and the play areas meant for children.

The campaign was launched at a Press conference held at the Dubai Press Club headquarters, in the presence of civil defence directors and heads of departments.

Major-General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, the Acting Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Civil Defence, said: “We decided to launch this campaign in line with the Universal Children’s Day, which falls on November 20, as part of the safety strategy that the UAE Civil Defence follows and which is based on spreading awareness and implementing the best practices of protection in residential buildings.”

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