Dubai: Three more areas in Dubai will now have firefighting stations.
Dubai Municipality on Wednesday announced that it has recently completed the construction of three Civil Defence stations in the areas of Nad Al Sheba, Al Mizhar and Jebel Ali, equipped with the latest firefighting technologies.
The move is part of the efforts of the Government of Dubai to secure basic service facilities for residential areas and to protect the safety of the residents and buildings from fire, the civic body said in a press release.
The locations of these stations have been conveniently selected to be close to the main roads. The total cost of the three stations is Dh45 million.
Each building consists of two floors. The ground floor includes a reception area, sitting room, multipurpose hall, gymnasium, dining hall, dormitory, office, fire extinguisher equipment and maintenance rooms with warehouse, garage with two-storey height for fire engines, vehicle wash area, changing rooms and electromechanical services.
The first floor consists of offices for the head of the station and other officers, staff offices, police office, dining room, first-aid room, meeting room and other services. The rooftop includes a warehouse and a dormitory for individuals and an operations tower.
All green building and sustainable architecture standards have been applied in the project in terms of using environment-friendly building materials, high-quality finishes that take into account the internal use of the project. The external lighting and water heating system for the project are all solar powered, the municipality stated.