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Ajman buildings linked to Civil Defence operations room.

Ajman: Hundreds of buildings will be linked to the Ajman Civil Defence Operations Room, which is alerted automatically if any systems in the buildings malfunction, officials said on Monday.

"The automatic alerts are not only about fires, but we are informed about any malfunction in a security system in any of these buildings, no matter how small," said Brig Gen Saleh Al Matroushi, director-general of Ajman Civil Defence.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday at the Ajman Civil Defence headquarters Brig Gen Al Matroushi said Ajman Civil Defence has intensified inspection of residential towers in the emirate to ensure they are following fire safety regulations.

He said inspectors are checking if residential and commercial towers have installed alarm systems and also ensure that companies are conducting their jobs and provide regular maintenance services to residential buildings.

Brig Gen Al Matroushi said failure to maintain alarm systems and other fire equipment is one of the main reasons for fire incidents in buildings.

All residential and commercial building owners are obliged by law to have their buildings connected to the operations room.

Brig Gen Al Matroushi said that the Civil Defence will not tolerate those who put people's lives in danger.

Brig Gen Al Matroushi explained that the Civil Defence, in cooperation with Ajman Municipality, obliged developers and owners of new buildings to use high-quality and fire-resistant materials for facades to avoid fire accidents.

The Civil Defence also aims to intensify monitoring and control over maintenance companies that fail to carry out their jobs and follow safety measures. "The violating companies will face hefty penalties, Brig Gen Al Matroushi said

The inspections campaign will start after two weeks in cooperation with Ajman Municipality in all towers and buildings in the emirate to ensure the safety of residents.

He urged the owners of all buildings in the emirate to cooperate by implementing fire safety rules.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Nov 3, 2015
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