Poster for the 'Safe Summer.. Be Prepared’ initiative of National Ambulance showing paramedics Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Residents will be trained in managing summer-related emergencies until ambulance teams arrive on the scene.

National Ambulance has launched its ‘Safe Summer.. Be Prepared’ initiative as part of a wider campaign by the National Guard Command.

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The topics cover heat exhaustion and heatstroke, drowning, loss of consciousness, water sports-related fractures, bleeding, and jellyfish stings.

Paramedics will also launch a series of educational videos and posts on social media platforms shared by the National Guard, National Ambulance, and other media outlets.

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National Ambulance serves the public, providing appropriate care for serious illness and injuries in Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.