H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah (UAE) and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council, witnessed the launch of the “Readiness 1” drill, which was held on Tuesday morning at the Officers’ Club, Sharjah Police Headquarters, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
The first drill to be organized by the Sharjah Police General Command, in collaboration with the local departments and institutions, “Readiness 1” aims to measure the level of readiness and preparedness in the emirate of Sharjah; raise the efficiency and capabilities of various national and local authorities and institutions; and establish an integrated mechanism to coordinate between the various departments and institutions in the rapid dealing with crises and disasters.
The drill included a number of tests for the different types of natural disasters and crises, the ways to deal with them, and the role of the institutions concerned in dealing with the systems, in accordance with the plan in place for the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team.
Sheikh Abdullah praised the efforts of the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team and the national and local departments and institutions in their continuous endeavor to preserve the safety and security of the Emirate of Sharjah and make it an oasis of security and tranquility for both UAE citizens and residents.
He pointed out the importance of complementarity and concerted efforts among various governmental institutions and the private sector to confront crises and prevent harm to society.
Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police and Head of the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team in Sharjah; Colonel Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al Naour, Acting Director-General of Central Operations and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team; Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Director of the National Response Centre in Sharjah; Lt. Col. Dr. Hamdan Al Tunaiji, Head of the Crisis and Disaster Management Department and Chairman of the Drills Committee, and a number of directors and representatives of local departments in Sharjah, attended the drill.