Emirates Academy for Civil Defence

Emirates Academy for Civil Defence have become the most recent organisation to sign with Safety Media.

The deal will see Safety Media deliver an Online health and safety solution to support the Academy in training Fire Fighters, corporates and the general public throughout the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

Emirates Academy for Civil Defence – The Story

The objective of the academy is to provide ‘excellence in training and education in the most innovative manner’.  This is specifically directed towards fire safety and fire-fighting sciences and the academy is ranked as one of the top facilities worldwide which offers this type of training.

The well publicized, so called “New Year’s Eve Blaze” was seemingly caused by the cladding on the 63 storey hotel not meeting fire safety standards. The blaze kickstarted a full investigation into fire safety standards and Aiad Mushaikh, Project Director of the Emirates Academy of Civil Defence said:

“We will train 1,000 fire fighters every year compared with 300 national recruits trained currently,”

“Public fire safety courses will be increased to cover 400,000 per year by 2020 from the 120,000 [at present]. We want people to know how to use fire extinguishers and be safety officers.”

Emirates Academy for Civil Defence – The Solution

It became evident that using e-Learning will speed up the process of raising levels of awareness across the board as well as broadening the reach of the Academy.  By using the Safety Media Enterprise Learning Management System to deploy the Fire Awareness training course, the Academy will be in a unique position to monitor and track who has and who is yet to complete the relevant training.

Safety Media’s Dubai based Consultant, Leonora Franklin, commented:

“We are delighted that the academy has chosen to partner with Safety Media to deliver the Fire Awareness training. The Enterprise solution and course fits in very well with the desire to deliver ‘excellence in training in the most innovative manner’ and I am sure this training will be of great benefit to raising awareness in the region.”


Should you wish to find out more about this project or contact Leonora to discuss your own requirements please visit www.safetymedia.co.uk/me 


Sources:  https://www.thenational.ae/uae/cladding-used-on-the-address-downtown-did-not-meet-fire-safety-standards


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