Dubai Police 'Difficult Missions' team handles 97 accidents

The 'Difficult Missions' Department at Dubai Police has responded to 97 emergency incidents since the beginning of this year.

Their average response time was just three minutes, compared to the target of seven minutes.

The teams were involved in rescuing people stuck in cars, elevators and homes as well as those trapped in narrow places and potholes.

The missions also covered fire-related accidents and rescuing people stranded in valleys due to flooding and those who fell from mountains and heights.

"Our teams work in shifts system. As soon as they receive a report, they jump to the rescue and attend to people's emergencies whenever and wherever. The swift responses are attributed to the rapid deployment of teams across 11 land points," said Major General Saeed Hamad bin Sulaiman, Director of the General Department of Transport and Rescue.

The Difficult Missions Department has carried qualification courses in various fields including, first aid, GPS navigation devices, rescue diving, night diving, diving in shipwrecks, deep diving, land rescuing, and dealing with heavy and light cranes used in rescue operations," he added.

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