Floating fire station launched in Dubai
Dubai has launched its first environmentally friendly floating fire station, which will help reduce response times to emergencies and incidents to just four minutes. The station can carry up to 16 personnel at a time, and can reach speeds of up to 11 miles per hour.
According to Dubai Media Office, the new facility is 70 per cent more economical than traditional marine stations, and is also the world’s first environmentally friendly fire station.
“The opening of this mobile station not only demonstrates our commitment to creating innovative safety solutions, but also highlights our commitment to contribute to improving Dubai’s overall infrastructure and services,” said Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence.
Due to the fact that the station does not occupy any land area, it significantly reduces maintenance costs and reduces the emirate’s carbon footprint while preserving green spaces. But most importantly, the station will significantly improve Dubai’s responsiveness to accidents at sea.
It is worth recalling that last year, Dubai Civil Defence tackled a fire on a ship using an innovative firefighting system involving a jet ski and jetpack called Dolphin.
Dolphin is actively used by firefighters to access fire hotspots that are difficult to reach from land. Its main purpose is to reduce response times at peak times when vehicles may impede access to the fire.
Source: The National
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