Sharjah Civil Defence issues 180 warnings for safety violations

Sharjah Civil Defence issues 180 warnings for safety violations

Sharjah Civil Defence has initiated a campaign to ensure all industrial facilities follow safety protocols.

During the first phase of the campaign, which took place from February 1 to February 8, inspectors visited all facilities in industrial area 10.

They issued warnings to 180 establishments and gave them 72 hours to rectify violations such as improper storage practices, building unlicensed housing, lack of safety standards, and use of combustible chemicals and gases.

In the next phase, the campaign will cover industrial area 6.

Brig Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence Authority, stated that establishments that have received warnings must visit civil defence service centres after rectifying violations and inspectors will revisit these locations to ensure compliance.

However, if organisations fail to rectify the recommendations, legal action will be initiated.

To bolster their firefighting and administrative capabilities, Sharjah Civil Defence is also recruiting 297 citizens for various safety roles.

Out of 350 applicants, 297 will be selected after interviews and tests.

Additionally, 60 firefighters have finished training in Abu Dhabi and joined Sharjah civil defence centres.

In other news, two new fire stations, Al Nouf and Maliha, will be operational during the first half of 2024, while Al Siyouh fire station will be operational by next year. The fleet will also see the addition of new hazardous materials transport vehicles, eight first responder vehicles, and new rescue devices and equipment.

Sharjah Civil Defence has signed contracts with nine suppliers for the supply of 50 fire and rescue machinery, equipment, and marine parts for three years.