On high-rise towers and in extremely rugged areas
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, July 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
A total of 40 personnel from the Emergency and Public Safety Department at Abu Dhabi Police have completed their rope rescue training, which consists of rope rescue procedures in high places and in areas with difficult and severely rugged terrain. The trainings were conducted in Al Ain at Jebel Hafeet and in Abu Dhabi, from the top of the 160-meter high Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel, also known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi, which consists of 33 floors.
According to Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim Al Ameri, Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department at Abu Dhabi Police, the personnel passed the stages of training in the specialized courses for rope rescue in high places and high-rise towers. “Commensurate with the highest international standards, the trainees used the most advanced and sophisticated mechanisms for such difficult field missions that take place in areas of rough terrain or high elevation,” he said.
Col. Al Ameri also indicated that the training course included various field applications by the use of rope, which include the skills needed to ascend and descend the ropes and to hoist injured persons from high-rise buildings. “Throughout the training, the personnel demonstrated their dexterity in implementing their tasks. They have proven their abilities and readiness to deal with operations that involve rope rescues from high places,” he said.
The Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department pointed out that as per the strategy of the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ), the training undertaken by the national cadres embodies the objective of providing the best services to the community and of staying abreast of the current developments that the nation is witnessing in various fields.
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