The UAE's fire safety efforts have been lauded by an official from the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Maj Gen Jassim Mohammed Al-Marzouqi, the General Commander of the Civil Defence at the UAE's Ministry of Interior, met with Benjamin B Tucker, First Deputy New York City Police Commissioner, at Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Academy (ADCDA).

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The American official, accompanied by Al-Marzouqi, toured the different parts of the premises of ADCDA, including dedicated areas for simulation and firefighting training, a fire station, a control tower, a special area for training and military parades, and a warehouse, in addition to other multi-purpose buildings.

Tucker, who was informed about the UAE's firefighting and civil defense portfolio, commended the efforts implemented by the Civil Defence General Command to improve public safety and protection systems in the UAE.

Both parties discussed means to enhance cooperation between their respective civil defense teams, as well as the exchange of expertise, WAM reported.