Mall’s first dedicated fire fighting

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

SAHARA Centre has rolled out its new fire fighting truck for maintaining highly secure public spaces – the first such Rapid Intervention Vehicle in the UAE, purchased as a vehicle wholly devoted to the mall’s service and which is already on standby at the centre.
In a press preview, the unit demonstrated its full operation for media. The event was attended by representatives from Sharjah Civil Defence (SCD), NAFFCO- the world’s leading producers of top-tier fire fighting equipment, and the Sahara Centre Operation and Management team, together attended the official unveiling of the new vehicle.
The move places Sahara Centre at the forefront of international standards in safety and security, and is aimed at minimising risks and safeguarding the safety of all people visiting the mall.
The vehicle is the first fire fighting truck wholly devoted to a mall in the UAE and complements the centre’s already stringent fire fighting equipment and rescue procedures.
Akram Ammar, Managing Director, Sahara Centre, said: “We are pleased that our partnerships with SCD and NAFFCO have yielded this truly positive result for our consumers.
“The management authorised the purchase of this vehicle as part of its serious efforts to complement already high levels of security, with a firefighting truck that is wholly devoted to the safety of our customers now on standby at all times at Sahara Centre.”
This state-of-the-art Rapid Intervention Vehicle is designed to operate in tropical zones at high temperatures and in a salt-laden, high humidity atmosphere, and conceived to provide ease of operation, safety, reliability and accessibility for repair and maintenance.
The fire fighting truck has a standard specification for a Rapid Intervention Vehicle, Model F-550, 4X4, and is built in accordance with the global standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Engineer Mohamad Mawed, an official from Naffco told The Gulf Today that the vehicles as part of the Rapid Intervention Vehicle will be deployed at the Mall round-the-clock and will be responsive in 2-minutes to any fire emergency.
“This Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) is a compact firefighting vehicle, manufactured by NAFFCO in UAE, its particularly suitable for rapid and safe operation in small areas.
-Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on October 28, 2016.

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