National Ambulance issues advisory to prevent UAE residents from heat

To educate the public about the value of taking safety precautions throughout the summer, National Ambulance has created the “Summer Safety” campaign. It aims to prepare both employees and community people to recognise, avoid, and handle typical summer-related emergencies. The programme, which will last through the end of the summer, is a part of National Ambulance’s ongoing initiatives to ensure public safety.

Utilizing National Ambulance’s social media channels, the campaign will offer first aid recommendations and preventative tips for frequent summertime problems like heat exhaustion and heat stroke, drowning, jellyfish stings, and other themes.

Making UAE people summer resilient

The initiative, according to National Ambulance CEO Ahmed Al Hajeri, is a part of efforts to raise community members’ knowledge of ambulances and improve public health. “Everyone becomes responsible and a collaborator in protecting public health and safety in the country through continual collaborative efforts in boosting community preparation for emergencies and the education of safety and prevention measures,” he said.

Tips given by National Ambulance to have a safe summer:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough of water throughout the day.
  • Refrain from engaging in outdoor activities or direct sun exposure when it’s hot outside. Exercise indoors, in the shade, or when it’s the coldest outside.
  • When outdoors, put on sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and loose, light-colored clothing.
  • Around the beach and pool, exercise caution and heed safety instructions. Only swim in authorized, secure locations with watchful lifeguards when the weather is safe. Never should parents or other adults leave a youngster unattended or without a life jacket.
  • Never leave a baby, child, or pet in a car unattended.

Emergency contact:

The dedicated 998 emergency ambulance number and the NA 998 mobile application can be used to request National Ambulance’s urgent pre-hospital care in the Northern Emirates. National Ambulance provides high-quality, appropriate care for critical illnesses and injuries in the emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Fujairah with a modern fleet and trained medical personnel.

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