National Ambulance completes campaign with 'Be Prepared' call to community

National Ambulance on Monday released the final video in its ‘Ready and Responsible’ campaign to inform the community about the most effective way to use the emergency ambulance service.

‘Be Prepared’ follows the success of the first video about sharing the road with ambulances and the second video about responsible use of the 998 emergency ambulance number.

The three videos released under the ‘Ready and Responsible’ campaign will be shown before films at VOX Cinemas in Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Ajman during November.

The third video entitled ‘Be Prepared’ informs people about how they can be prepared to face medical emergencies or trauma which helps National Ambulance respond efficiently at times of emergencies and to potentially save lives.

The video highlights five simple steps people should take when encountering emergencies.

"Our call to the community to be prepared remains. We will continue the conversation to ensure people are aware and prepared to act in times of emergencies. National Ambulance is committed to the community in the Northern regions and is working in harmony in response to emergency situations," National Ambulance Deputy CEO Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri said.

As well as using the 998 emergency ambulance call number when encountering an emergency, people in the Northern regions can directly contact National Ambulance Communications Centre through the NA 998 app.

Al Hajeri urged everyone in the Northern regions to download the NA 998 app in preparation for ever needing help in an emergency, Al Hajeri said.

"The location identification function gives us the exact coordinates of the patient’s location. The App is available for IOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry."

National Ambulance commenced operations in the Northern regions in 2014 to provide round-the-clock, rapid pre-hospital emergency response to patients across the regions.