Interior Minister praises efforts of Civil Defense Agencies.
Shaikh Rashid also highlighted that the Civil Defense Agencies were able to accomplish emergency evacuations and put out fires resulting from acts of sabotage and from rioters who targeted facilities and buildings, or cases of fire incidents erupting due to faults or negligence.
On the occasion of International Day of Civil Defense, Shaikh Rashid stressed in his speech that the Civil Defense Agencies have become the sole haven for every citizen and resident in facing hazards or threats.
The Interior Minister pointed out the important role played by civil defense agencies in the provision of public safety and protection of human lives in instances of natural disasters, wars or armed conflicts. The Kingdom of Bahrain is participating with other countries of the world marking this International Day of Civil Defense.
Interior Minister highlighted the need to develop civil defense agencies and raise their efficiency and supply them with the latest equipment and technologies in order to enable them to perform their assigned tasks in the light of the urban expansion, industrialization and the increasingly growing number of vehicles on roads.
Shaikh Rashid stressed the need to link all facilities with the Emergency Services in the General Directorate of Civil Defense.
The Minister of the Interior revealed that the civil defense has dealt with traffic accidents such as fire-fighting, evacuation, ambulance service, and immediate intervention and this had a very positive impact in preventing loss of human lives and property damage.
Shaikh Rashid pointed out that quick intervention was ascribable to efficient telecommunications and management and operation of Control Rooms, readiness and deployment which enabled civil defense teams to provide immediate support services.
The Minister cited numerous achievements accomplished by the General Directorate of Civil Defense in the field of rehabilitation, training and cooperation with all the relevant bodies and institutions to ensure the provision of public safety in establishments and facilities,buildings, offices and residential buildings.
The Minister said that in addition to these efforts, there are many other efforts being exerted in the field of education and public awareness programmes, orientation campaigns and signboards.
Finally, the Minister of Interior expressed gratitude and appreciation to all of the General Directorate of Civil Defense personnel, including officers, NCOs and individual members for their dedicated outstanding performance, which is highly appreciated and recognized by all Bahraini people. MR/IY.
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