12 May Dubai Airport boosts frontline roles with fire services training programme
Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport have trained those on the frontline for its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme, including fire services training. The training has been delivered to develop a world-class Emirati firefighting team trained to the highest industry and professional standards and ready to respond to any possible emergency.
The training programme has seen its first batch of graduates, including 23 trainees, pass and is now actively recruiting the next cohort of Emiratis to join its world class firefighting team.
The new programme, empowers and enables nationals to succeed in the Airport Fire Services department and improve their broader professional competence in the aviation sector. Graduates completed a 14-week intensive training programme that comprised of six weeks of English language training provided in partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) followed by an intensive eight-week firefighting training programme provided through International Fire Training Centre-Serco at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport.
Dubai Airports maintains one of the largest airport fire services departments in the world across two airports; Al Maktoum Airport and Dubai International Airport. The department is fully equipped with a fleet of Aviation Rosenbauer vehicles armed with the latest aircraft firefighting technologies and safety controls, domestic vehicles, MICC (Mobile incident Command vehicle) to monitor incidents, water tankers, as well as rescue stairs vehicles at each location.
Majed Al Joker, Dubai Airports Chief Operating Officer, said: “This initiative is aligned with the UAE’s national agenda and is part of Dubai Airports’ broader commitment to support our Emiratisation goals while empowering young Emirati leaders to compete and become part of the workforce at one of world’s most important aviation hubs.”