Zubaida Abdul Aziz Yousef, head of the Government Communications Department at the Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, confirmed to Al Ittihad that the best way to prevent fires lies in avoiding their causes, and paying attention to educating household members and monitoring unsafe cases and treating them immediately.
This comes as part of the authority's periodic campaign to raise awareness of home fires, which is entitled "Your Home Security". She emphasized that the UAE is one of the leading countries in fire prevention measures in homes, as it is linked to the electronic monitoring system around the clock to monitor fire accidents if they occur.
She pointed out that the Emirate of Sharjah has achieved tangible success in the number of homes that have been linked to the early warning system, which has contributed to reducing accidents and increasing the rate of safety. Electrical appliances, improper electrical connections, unsafe handling of appliances in kitchens, improper preparation of home rooms, and failure to use tools and equipment appropriate to the nature of the home.
The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority directly seeks to maintain the level of safety in the home environment through periodic awareness of ways to prevent dangers, as the authority has identified some measures that will reduce the rate of home fires. Zubaida Abdel Aziz Yousef recommended the importance of paying attention to the preventive maintenance of air conditioners and making sure to provide fire extinguishers in homes. She also recommended visiting the website of the Prevention and Safety Authority to learn more about fire hazards.
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