The Fire Safety Forum is the annual gathering platform for the senior commanders and staff of Dubai Civil Defence. The Forum reviews industry trends and sets direction for the force’s strategy. The Forum hosts an informal exhibition and regularly invites international fire industry experts to present and debate about incidents and technologies with relevance to the UAE. The program is open to the public and industry representatives are encouraged to join the event.

Welcome Message by General Director

نفخر بالإعلان عن ملتقى الإمارات السنوي التاسع للسلامة من الحريق 2019 بإمارة دبي والذي نكرسه للسعي الدؤوب للمساهمة في تطور مجتمعنا ولإنجازات كوادرنا المتخصصة في هذا المجال.

في عام 2019 قمنا بالإعلان عن مختبر الفحص والاختبار الجديد الذي سيتم افتتاحه في عام 2020 من خلال مشروع مشترك مع مختبر الإمارات للسلامة. ومن خلال هذا المختبر سنقوم بتوفير خدمات الاختبار والاعتماد مما يتيح فرض المزيد من التحكم والاستقلالية بما يخدم المصلحة العامة.

وفي عام 2019 ما زلنا نشهد هذه التغيرات الجذرية في مجالات التكنولوجيا والبنى التحتية، الأمر الذي له أثر واضح علينا جميعاً في الدفاع المدني فيما يتعلق بالتقنيات والمعدات ومستويات الجاهزية.

ومن أجل تطوير استراتيجيات المستقبل للوقاية والحماية يواصل الدفاع المدني بدبي دراسته وتطبيقه لمفاهيم الابتكار لكي نبقى في الطليعة فيما يتعلق بإدارة السلامة بدبي والإمارات.

ولدعم هذا التوجه فإننا ندعو الجهات المتخصصة في مجال اختبارات الحريق وهيئات الإطفاء والحماية، للانضمام إلينا في هذا المؤتمر -كما عهدناهم في السنوات الماضية- وعرض ابتكاراتهم التي تلبي متطلبات المستقبل للتكنولوجيا والخدمات الذكية.

أهلاً وسهلاً بكم في الملتقى


اللواء خبير/

راشد ثاني المطروشي

مدير عام الدفاع المدني دبي


“We are proud to announce the 9th Annual Fire Safety Forum 2019 in Dubai which we continue to dedicate to the achievements of our force and to our pledge to service society.

In 2019 we announce the opening of our new testing & certification laboratory to be opened in 2020 through a joint venture with Emirates Safety Laboratory. Through the lab we will offer certification and approval services allowing further control and independence for the benefit of our Emirates.

We continue to witness ground breaking changes in technologies and infrastructure bringing significant impact on each of us at Civil Defence with regards to technologies, equipment and level of preparedness. In order to develop tomorrow’s strategies of prevention and protection the General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense continues to study and apply concepts of innovation to remain at the forefront of safety management for Dubai and the UAE.

To support us in our efforts we call upon the local and international testing, firefighting and protection industries to join hands with us at the Forum as in the past years, and to showcase innovations in line with tomorrow’s need for reliable services and technologies.

I look forward to welcoming you at the Forum”


Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, FIFireE
General Director of Dubai Civil Defence

 

Event Schedules

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 11.00 – 11.45

    Exhibition Tour led by Major General and Coffee Break

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    11.50 – 12.20

    International Fire Safety Standards and Certifications and their Applicability to Oil and Gas Companies in the Arabian Gulf Region: A Brief Illustration

    This presentation overviews the fundamentals of international fire systems and equipment certifications and standards. The aim is to explore the suitability of these standards and third-party certifications to the Arabian Gulf Region and evaluate possible alternatives to these approvals that may suit the Region more. The presentation covers failure case-studies, and sheds light over how some high-quality systems meeting the highest industry standards can fail when installed in the Arabian Gulf Region. This presentation summarizes years of experience on equipment and systems specification, and will appeal to anyone curious in the industry.

    • Majed Fahad Al-Marri, MIFireE, Fire and Exp. Engineer, CFPS (NFPA)Fire Protection Department | Saudi Arabian Oil Company
  • 13.00 – 13.45

    Panel Discussion: Ensuring Fire Safety Standards beyond Certificates

    • Moderator:
      Col. Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa FIFireE, Assistant General Director for Fire & Rescue | General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defence
      Panellists:
      Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, FIFireEGeneral Director | Dubai Civil Defence
      Dr. Sebastian Ukleja, Head of Section – Fire Testing | Emirates Safety Laboratory
      Hao-Giang Tay, Vice President | Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Malaysia Branch
      John Runkle, ASTM Expert & Vice President – Building Sciences | Architectural Testing Inc & Intertek
  • 13.45 – 14.05

    Recognition and Award Ceremony

  • 14.05 - 15.05

    Business Lunch

 

Event Speakers

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, FIFireE

General Director of Dubai Civil Defence

Col. Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa FIFireE

Assistant General Director for Fire & Rescue | General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defence

Dr. Sebastian Ukleja

Head of Section – Fire Testing | Emirates Safety Laboratory

Paul Walker

Chief Fire Officer and Director | Resilient Cornwall, President of National Chiefs Fire Council

John Runkle

ASTM Expert & Vice President – Building Sciences | Architectural Testing Inc & Intertek

Majed Fahad Al-Marri, MIFireE, Fire and Exp. Engineer, CFPS (NFPA)

Fire Protection Department | Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Hao-Giang Tay

Vice President | Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Malaysia Branch

Lt. Rashid Ali Bin Humidan

The Head of Contracts Section | Dubai Civil Defence

Registration


1525 AED (415 USD) Payment by Credit Card
1625 AED (445 USD) Payment by Bank Transfer



Contact Us

Conference Forum Committee:
 

Colonel Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa FIFireE
Assistant General Director for Fire & Rescue, General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defence
Email:aalmutawa@dcd.gov.ae

Mahmoud Soliman Abdaljawad
Senior Translator, Dubai Civil Defence
Email:MAbdAljawad@dcd.gov.ae

Terry Johnson
Senior Fire Service Advisor, General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defence
Email:tjohnson@dcd.gov.ae


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Sponsorship & Operations:
 

Philipp von Zitzewitz
Conference Manager, Sesam Business Consultants
Email:philipp@sesam-uae.com

Marleen Vermeulen
Operations Manager, Sesam Business Consultants
Email:marleen@sesam-uae.com

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