x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Abu Dhabi housewives receive emergency response training

Police have introduced a door-to-door campaign to teach mums in the capital how to respond in the event of an emergency.

ABU DHABI // Housewives across the capital are receiving first aid and CPR training as part of the door-to-door police campaign.

Emergency and safety experts at Abu Dhabi Police.

The initiative aims to raise public awareness about techniques that can be life-saving when applied within the first 10 minutes of an accident.

"The programme includes lectures and practical trainings for housewives on how to deal with accidents and ailments involving children at home," said Maj Butei Al Mazrouei, head of the ambulance section at the Abu Dhabi Police's emergency and safety department.

"These include minor burns, injuries, smoke inhalation, soaring body temperature, instances of swallowing hard objects, bleeding and bone fractures, in addition to CPR for all ages."