Emergency meeting on fire alarm installation in UAE homes

Officials hold emergency meeting on implementing fire warning systems in Emirati homes

Abu Dhabi: The Directorates of Civil Defence across the UAE on Tuesday held an emergency meeting to discuss the best method for carrying out the orders of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


Shaikh Mohammad had ordered the installation of fire alarms in the homes of Emiratis following a fire that broke out in a house in Fujairah, which led to the death of seven children.

The meeting, chaired by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, touched on ways to quickly link fire early warning systems in residences and villas with the Civil Defence’s operation rooms.

Shaikh Saif approved a solution proposed by the Higher Committee of Civil Defence and specialists that pertains to smoke detectors that are quick to install. Indoor sirens will also be installed so that residents are able to evacuate their homes.

The Ministry of Interior will receive applications through its website or smart apps.

Village still coming to terms with shock

A day after the tragic deaths of seven siblings in a house fire in Rul Dhadna, the  little village on the east coast is still coming to terms with the shock.

Meanwhile, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, visited the family to offer condolences after the tragic death of seven children in a home fire. 

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