Alert Emirati girl, 10, helps save her family and neighbours from fire

Sharjah: Police honoured an alert ten-year-old Emirati girl who called 999 to warn authorities that a fire broke out in the building where she lived with her family in Dibba Al Hosn.

The girl, identified Sarah Ali Ahmad, was honoured on Tuesday for her determined efforts to reach police by phone that led the to the timely rescue of her family and neigbours.

A police official told Gulf News that the Sarah dialled 999 and a police service operator took the unusual call from the gradeschooler.

Firefighters said the fire fire broke out on the first floor of the two-storey building. Sarah’s family were on the second floor when the fire broke out at about 3.30pm on January 30.

Sarah’s timely report helped authorities contain the fire quickly, thus minimising losses to life and property.

Col. Ahmad Abdullah Bin Ya’rouf, director of the Dibba Al Hosn Police Station honoured the girl in her school “Al Aqad Al Farid Primary School”.

Col. Bin Ya’rouf said that Sharjah police appreciate the good deeds from community members.

He added that when every member of the community cooperates with authorities, it help create a safer society.

Col. Bin Ya’rouf said that Sharjah Police give top priority to children’s calls as they may be serious cases.


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