Dubai launches world’s first sustainable mobile floating fire station

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Dubai Civil Defense introduces innovative marine firefighting solution

Dubai Civil Defense has unveiled the world’s first sustainable mobile floating fire station.

This initiative is part of Dubai’s ongoing efforts to enhance its fire and rescue services while promoting environmental sustainability.

The mobile floating fire station, a pioneering project in maritime emergency response, offers high efficiency in safeguarding marine activities.

It also provides improved coverage and faster response times.

As the first of its kind globally, this sustainable and environmentally friendly structure is 70% more cost-effective than conventional marine fire stations.

His Excellency Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense, expressed the significance of this development: “The deployment of the mobile floating fire station marks a significant step forward in our journey towards achieving global leadership in safety and security.

“The inauguration of this station not only demonstrates our dedication to generating innovative safety solutions but also aligns with our commitment to contributing to enhance Dubai’s overall infrastructure and services.

“A significant enhancement to our marine firefighting capabilities, this facility makes Dubai a frontrunner in reducing response times to maritime incidents, with a target response time of just four minutes.”

Floating fire station: Enhancing maritime safety and sustainability

The introduction of the floating fire station is set to elevate the safety index in maritime navigation and water channels in Dubai.

According to Al Matroushi, the use of innovative smart solutions and the station’s strategic deployment will ensure comprehensive coverage across Dubai’s maritime and navigational zones.

These areas are integral to the emirate’s geography and crucial for enhancing Dubai’s responsiveness to accidents at sea.

The design of the station prioritises sustainability, embodying Dubai’s commitment to environmental conservation.

It can accommodate 16 individuals and stands out for its eco-friendly design.

Operating as a mobile marine station, it eliminates the need for dedicated land space, leading to cost savings and a significant reduction in carbon footprint.

Moreover, the floating structure showcases mobility with a speed of 11 miles per hour.

As Dubai continues to establish itself as a leading centre for maritime trade and tourism, the floating fire station underscores the emirate’s dedication to safety innovation and excellence.

Through the adoption of innovative solutions and the latest technologies, Dubai Civil Defense is set to maintain world-class fire and rescue services, supporting Dubai’s vision to become a global leader in safety and security.

IFSJ comment

The introduction of the world’s first sustainable mobile floating fire station by Dubai Civil Defense is a testament to Dubai’s innovative approach to safety and environmental sustainability.

This project enhances maritime safety, setting a new standard in the use of smart and sustainable solutions for emergency response.

The strategic deployment of this station strengthens Dubai’s position as a global leader in safety and security, showcasing its commitment to safeguarding marine activities while minimising environmental impact.

This initiative serves as a model for integrating technological advancements with environmental consciousness in emergency services, reinforcing the importance of innovation in creating safer and more sustainable communities.

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