13 Feb Dubai to launch first floating fire station
Dubai Civil Defence introduced the world’s first sustainable mobile floating fire station.
The mobile floating fire station is engineered to provide high efficiency in safeguarding marine activities and ensure swifter response times, making it a game-changer for maritime emergency response mechanisms in Dubai.
The structure is 70% more cost-effective than traditional marine fire stations and is the first of its kind in the world to be eco-friendly and sustainable.
According to Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defense, the deployment of the mobile floating fire station is a significant milestone in their ongoing efforts to achieve global leadership in safety and security. He added that this facility makes Dubai a leader in reducing response times to maritime incidents, with a target response time of just four minutes.
The floating station is designed with sustainability at its core and represents Dubai’s commitment to environmental conservation while maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency. With the ability to house 16 individuals, the building stands out for its eco-friendly design.
The launch of the floating station also increases the safety index in maritime navigation and water channels in Dubai with the use of innovative smart solutions. The strategic deployment of this facility will ensure comprehensive coverage across Dubai’s maritime and navigational zones, contributing significantly to Dubai’s responsiveness to accidents at sea.