GEMS Education brings fire safety message to children with Emirates Civil Defence Academy

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Fire-safety training at GEMS Metropole School
Fire-safety training at GEMS Metropole School

Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education in partnership with Emirates Civil Defence Academy conducted an interactive training session inculcating the importance of fire-safety among children. The programme was held at GEMS Metropole School.

The goal of this programme was to create a fire-safe Dubai by having each child become an ambassador for fire safety. The training was aimed to equip these children with the necessary skills and behaviours which they can use throughout their lives. The discussions were led by Emirates Civil Defence Academy’s instructors who are career firefighting professionals from all over the world.

Paul Slater, Vice President – Health, Safety and Environment, GEMS Education said, ‘Understanding the risk of fire at an early age is hugely important. GEMS is committed to providing a safe environment within our schools. Furthermore, it is equally important, that we provide our students with knowledge and skills that can also be applied outside of school. With this initiative, we hope that it encourages our students to speak with their families on the important issue of fire safety. The training will provide our students with a greater understanding of what to do in the event of an emergency.

The Emirates Civil Defence Academy (ECDA) is a training facility operated under the authority of the Directorate General of Civil Defence – Dubai, specializing in fire-fighting sciences and Public Safety. ECDA is a pioneer in spreading fire safety cultural awareness as the Academy presents certified academic programs and advanced training courses based on the latest international standards. We utilize current training and educational methodologies to help our trainees cope with their present safety requirements and future demands.

Eng. Aiad Musheihk, Project Director of Emirates Civil Defence Academy said: “Creating awareness towards the safety of our environment and citizens is of utmost importance to us. We’re here because these are the actual events we see in our community, so we can teach and educate on how to avoid getting into such situations.”

About GEMS Education:

GEMS Education is a pioneering education company. Through our schools, consulting practice and our charitable foundation we are advancing education for all. Every day in our schools around the world, we prepare thousands of children of all ages for real world success. We are a catalyst and delivery partner. We work with governments, donor agencies and private clients to improve education systems, and provide vital training for young people in an increasingly competitive world. Through the Varkey Foundation we campaign for, and support initiatives that change lives through education.