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The campaign promotes summer safety precautions and first aid awareness

27 Jun 2022

Abu Dhabi, 27 June, 2022: National Ambulance has launched a “Summer Safety” campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of safety precautions during the summer season. It targets both employees and community members to ensure they are prepared to identify, prevent and deal with common summer related emergencies. Continuing until the end of summer season, the campaign comes as part of National Ambulance’s continuous efforts to promote ambulance awareness and instill a prevention culture to ensure public safety.

The campaign, utilising National Ambulance’s social media platforms, will provide preventions tips and first aid advice on the common emergencies people may face during the summer season, such as heat stroke and exhaustion, drowning, jelly fish stings and other topics.

Ahmed Al Hajeri, CEO of National Ambulance, stressed that the campaign comes as part of efforts to establish a culture of ambulance awareness and enhance public health among community members. “Through continuous collective efforts in raising community preparedness for emergencies and the education of safety and prevention measures, everyone becomes responsible and a partner in maintaining public health and safety in the country.” He said.
National Ambulance advises the public to keep the following key preventive measures and precautions in mind to enjoy a safe summer:

  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or outdoor activities during high temperature periods. Exercise in the shade, indoors or when temperatures are at their coolest point.
  • Wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and loose, light colour clothes when outside.
  • Be cautious and follow safety instructions around the pool and beach. Swim only in licensed and safe spots where attentive lifeguards are available and in safe weather conditions. Parents or caregivers must never leave children unattended or without a life jacket.
  • Never leave an infant, child or a pet unattended in a car.

National Ambulance provides urgent pre-hospital care in the Northern Emirates which can be requested through the dedicated 998 emergency ambulance number and NA 998 mobile application. With an advanced fleet and qualified medics, National Ambulance serves the public on the frontline providing high-quality, appropriate care for serious illness and injuries across the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.