Dubai Civil Defence has launched the world's first sustainable mobile floating fire station. This move aligns with Dubai's aim to continuously improve its fire and rescue services while encouraging environmental sustainability. The station will offer high efficiency in protecting marine activities, providing better coverage and faster response times. This innovative approach is set to revolutionise emergency response systems for maritime incidents in Dubai.
The floating structure is 70% more cost-effective than traditional marine fire stations and is first of its kind in the world to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Lieutenant General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense, said: "The deployment of the mobile floating fire station marks a significant step forward in our journey towards achieving global leadership in safety and security. The inauguration of this station not only demonstrates our dedication to generating innovative safety solutions but also aligns with our commitment to contributing to enhance Dubai’s overall infrastructure and services. A significant enhancement to our marine firefighting capabilities, this facility makes Dubai a frontrunner in reducing response times to maritime incidents, with a target response time of just four minutes."
Made with sustainability in mind, the station demonstrates Dubai's dedication to environmental preservation alongside top safety and effectiveness. With room for 16 people, the structure shines with its eco-conscious design. As a mobile marine station, it eliminates the need for land space, saving costs and reducing carbon footprint. It also helps in preserving green areas. Furthermore, the floating building displays exceptional mobility, offering a speed of 11 miles per hour.
As Dubai continues to grow as a significant hub for maritime trade and tourism, the floating fire station exhibits the high priority Dubai's leadership places on driving safety innovation and excellence.