New firefighting technology for Abu Dhabi

The General Directorate of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi has conducted at the Civil Defence Academy campus a trial for new technique to contain fire.

The One Seven system is a completely new, highly efficient compressed air foam extinguishing procedure for fires.

It is a highly efficient extinguishing agent which only requires a low quantity of water. It can be applied at fires of any kind. Maximum efficiency providing highest safety.

With the safe, fast, reliable, and easy use system , the civil defence authority will be able to protect firefighters, save lives, keep values and protect property.

Colonel Juma Salem Ali, Deputy Director of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi, said the introduction of the new German firefighting technique reflected the Ministry of Interior's commitment to modernising the civil defence systems.

He added that a team had visited the headquarters of the manufacturing
company in Germany and viewed the concept of installing the system on the fire engines.

He said the foam-based system is fast and light and can fight fire from a longer distance than the normal system.

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