Umm Al Quwain to have 38 Iftar tents this Ramadan

Umm Al Quwain to have 38 Iftar tents this Ramadan

Umm Al Quwain - Fee Iftar meals will be distributed to blue collar workers on a daily basis.



As many as 38 massive Iftar tents will be set up in the emirate to distribute free meals among the poor and low-income people during the holy month of Ramadan.
The free Iftar meals - 1,500 free Iftars daily - will be distributed by Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla Charitable and Humanitarian Establishment to the vulnerable people, mainly blue collar workers, at their locations.
The civil defence department in the emirate has ensured the compliance of these tents with set safety and protection conditions.
Col Hassan Ali bin Sarm, director of the civil defence department, said that field visits are to be paid to these tents and civil defence centres across the emirate are geared up to handle any emergency situations.
"There are so many diverse activities and events during Ramadan, which require full attention to ensure public safety and deal with emergency situations, if any.
"Thousands of brochures are also to be distributed to the public to develop their awareness about due safety procedures are these Ramadan tents."
Outlining the safety measures, Col Bin Sarm said the Ramadan tents have to be free from any inflammable materials.
"Gas cylinders are prohibited inside these tents as well. There should be enough number of fire extinguishers cylinders at each tent and they must be placed at the tent exits. Besides, there should also be enough space and exits for evacuation if needed."
All electric supplies have to be secured in pipes and also should have electric circuit breakers.
Meanwhile, Rashid Hamad, director of the charity, urged the entities concerned to identify the total number of beneficiaries which helps to supply the free meals regularly and on time.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

Safety measures in place

> No gas cylinders inside the tents
> Fire extinguishers at every tent
> Fire extinguishers must be placed at exits
> Enough space for evacuation process
> Electric supplies have to be secured in pipes
> Electric circuit breakers have to be installed


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