Firefighter Fitness in Dubai
On our recent trip to Dubai, we had the opportunity to tour their newest fire station to provide an analysis of their current firefighter workout equipment and identify any future needs they may have. One thing we all know but something we have witnessed first hand in our travels, no matter where you are in the world, firefighters are one big family! We were greeted warmly and invited in with open arms. We were provided the VIP tour and we all shared common firefighting experiences. Needless to say, visiting a fire station in Dubai is quite different than visiting the fire stations in our little corner of the US. We have shared some images to provide a glimpse of the Dubai Fire Department.
40,000 Liter Tender Truck
Pumper Truck equipped with rubber hose and British couplings
The walk in command vehicle
The day room with a painted mural of Dubai, built in leather couch, and marble flooring.
Training room with theater seating, projection screen, and surround sound audio.
The 4th floor observatory/command center. In the event of a large incident, the observatory tower is equipped for the chief’s to set up a remote command post and run the incident from a controlled environment with a bird’s eye view of the incident.
Dubai had several unique pieces of apparatus to deal with the traffic of the city and the desert environment. The one apparatus that we did not have a chance to view, but heard a great deal about, was their corvette outfitted with extrication equipment, allowing them to respond to the scene of the accident Very Fast and begin a rapid extrication.