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Know your ambulance road rules for motorists in UAE

National Ambulance UAE launches awareness campaign.

By Web Report

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Published: Sun 9 Oct 2016, 12:22 PM

Last updated: Sun 9 Oct 2016, 6:06 PM

UAE's National Ambulance has launched the first in a series of videos aimed at raising public awareness on the most effective way to use the emergency ambulance service.
Over the next month, three videos will be posted on social platforms to help inform people about how to minimize delays and maximise the benefits National Ambulance provides.
The first video focuses on the role road users can play in ensuring their behaviour does not hinder an ambulance at a motor vehicle accident.
This includes:
- Getting out of the way of an ambulance, so that they can reach an emergency site or patients faster.
- Not rubbernecking when passing an accident scene as it delays their response rate.
- Not following an ambulance to get out of traffic and not using the hard shoulder as it's dangerous and violation of traffic rules.
National Ambulance Deputy CEO, Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri Deputy CEO, said: "National Ambulance provides a vital public resource. Supporting the community is our priority. While National Ambulance is always ready to respond, the people we serve can also play a role in ensuring the best possible outcomes. By being ready and responsible, the people of the Northern Emirates are also serving the best interests of the nation."
The two other videos to be posted this month will cover the responsible use of the 998 number and App and what callers need to know about dealing with an emergency situation.
The educational videos will also be shown before films at Vox Cinemas in November.
Al Hajeri added: "The three videos contain very practical tips on actions everybody and anybody should take. I would urge everyone in the community to watch the films and be prepared to act when needed."
As well as using the 998 emergency ambulance call number when encountering an emergency, people in the Northern Emirates can directly contact National Ambulance Communications Centre through the NA 998 App. At the touch of a button, people can request emergency ambulance, with the request going straight to National Ambulance's Communications Centre.
The App is available for IOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry and can be downloaded via Apple App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Windows stores.
National Ambulance's primary task is to handle public medical emergency response and provide the highest levels of pre-hospital care to citizens and residents across the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.
Watch the film here:

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