Po­lice re­spon­der bikes get tooled up

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Abu Dhabi Po­lice have mod­i­fied the mo­tor­bikes used by their first re­spon­ders. The bikes are now equipped with man­ual and recharge­able elec­tric tools and equip­ment to res­cue vic­tims trapped in­side ve­hi­cles af­ter se­ri­ous ac­ci­dents. Bri­gadier Hus­sein Ahmed Al Harthi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Cen­tral Op­er­a­tions at Abu Dhabi Po­lice, said it was vi­tal that emer­gency teams and res­cue op­er­a­tions had the best equip­ment avail­able so they can save lives at the scene of ac­ci­dents. Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim Al Ameri, Head of the Emer­gency and Pub­lic Safety De­part­ment at Abu Dhabi Po­lice, added the equip­ment was de­signed by the de­part­ment’s cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion team. Their brief was to come up with tools that would help first re­spon­ders, who are of­ten the ini­tial emer­gency per­son­nel at the scene, to over­come some of the typ­i­cal chal­lenges that they face in the field, such as cut­ting ve­hi­cles open to res­cue vic­tims trapped in the wreck­age. He added that time was cru­cial in such sit­u­a­tions as the vic­tim’s con­di­tion could worsen or they could suf­fer fur­ther in­juries if left in­side the ve­hi­cle.

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