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National Ambulance Completes Campaign with ‘Be Prepared’ Call to the Community

Third video released in ‘Ready and Responsible’ campaign

01 Nov 2016

Abu Dhabi, 1 November 2016: National Ambulance yesterday released the final video in its ‘Ready and Responsible’ campaign to inform the community about the most effective way to use the emergency ambulance service. ‘Be Prepared’ follows the success of the first video about sharing the road with ambulances and the second video about responsible use of the 998 emergency ambulance number. The three videos released under the ‘Ready & Responsible’ campaign will be shown before films at VOX Cinemas in Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Ajman during the month of November.

The third video entitled ‘Be Prepared’ informs people about how they can be prepared to face medical emergencies or trauma which helps National Ambulance respond efficiently at times of emergencies and to potentially save lives. The video highlights five simple steps people should take when encountering emergencies. The steps are: 

  • Stay calm and be safe
  • Call 998 immediately or request an emergency ambulance via NA 998 App (if you have it installed on your phone) 
  • Identify your location as accurately as possible
  • Provide details of your emergency and answer all our questions
  • Listen carefully and follow our first aid instructions until we arrive on the scene

National Ambulance Deputy CEO, Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, said: Our call to the community to be prepared remains. We will continue the conversation to ensure people are aware and prepared to act in times of emergencies. National Ambulance is committed to the community in the Northern Emirates; working in harmony in response to emergency situations.”

As well as using the 998emergency ambulance call number when encountering an emergency, people in the Northern Emirates can directly contact National Ambulance Communications Centre through the NA 998 App. 

Al Hajeri added: “I urge everyone in the Northern Emirates to download the NA 998 App in preparation for ever needing help in an emergency. The location identification function gives us the exact coordinates of the patient’s location.”  The App is available for IOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry and can be downloaded via Apple App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Windows stores. 

National Ambulance commenced operations in the Northern Emirates in 2014 to provide round-the-clock, rapid pre-hospital emergency response to patients across the Northern Emirates. Its primary task is to handle public medical emergency response and provide the highest levels of pre-hospital care to citizens and residents across the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.