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Dubai Civil Defense implements new Fire Safety Standards


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Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defense, unveiled the updated fire safety rules at a gathering held at Emirates Safety Laboratory

Dubai has announced new fire safety standards that will be implemented across the city. The move comes after a spate of high-rise fires in recent years, including the devastating 2017 blaze at the Torch Tower.

The new regulations, which are based on international standards and best practices, aim to improve fire safety in buildings and reduce the risk of fires. The Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) will be responsible for enforcing the new standards, which will apply to all new buildings as well as existing structures.

The new regulations require buildings to have fire-resistant cladding and insulation, as well as improved fire alarm and sprinkler systems. They also mandate the installation of smoke detectors, emergency lighting, and fire extinguishers. The standards apply to all types of buildings, including residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Building Database

In addition to the new regulations, the DCD will also establish a database of all buildings in Dubai, which will include information on their fire safety features. The database will be used to monitor compliance with the new regulations and to identify buildings that require upgrades to their fire safety systems.

Brigadier Jamal Al Muheiri, Director of Fire and Rescue Department at the Dubai Civil Defence, said the new regulations are part of the city’s ongoing efforts to enhance safety and security. “The implementation of these new regulations will contribute to the safety of individuals and properties in Dubai,” he said.

The new regulations have been welcomed by industry experts, who say they will help to prevent fires and ensure that buildings are safe for occupants. “These regulations are a step in the right direction to improve fire safety standards across the city,” said a spokesperson for the Dubai Real Estate Institute.

The announcement of the new fire safety standards comes as part of Dubai’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and security across the city. In recent years, the city has implemented a range of measures to enhance safety, including the use of drones to monitor buildings and the introduction of new safety regulations for public transport.

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