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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Helicopters and rescue vehicles added to Abu Dhabi Police's new-look fleet

High-tech transportation is adorned by the force's new, blue livery 

Abu Dhabi Police's new helicopters will be able to attend road-traffic accidents and air-lift patients from remote areas. Abu Dhabi Police
Abu Dhabi Police's new helicopters will be able to attend road-traffic accidents and air-lift patients from remote areas. Abu Dhabi Police

Brand new Abu Dhabi Police helicopters and rescue vehicles with the force's new logo and colour were revealed in the capital on Monday.

Commander-in-chief Major General Mohammed Al Rumaithi launched the new fleet in a ceremony at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters and said that the new livery is in line with the force's development process that is aimed to provide maximum security and high-quality services to people of the UAE.

Brigadier General Ibrahim Al Baloushi, head of the police Air Wing, said that the new helicopters will provide community and humanitarian services in remote areas of the emirate, as well as assistance in road-traffic incidents.

“The Air Wing helicopters are designed to respond quickly to emergency calls and can reach remote areas and external roads in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra to provide help, care and transfer patients and [those with] car accident injuries to specialised hospitals for treatment,” he said.

“The helicopters are also equipped with the latest medical equipment and a team of pilots, medical, search and rescue crews who are well trained and highly qualified.

“The Air Force cadres will transmit live images to the control centre to support ground patrols, monitor off-road routes at peak hours and support various departments of Abu Dhabi Police.”

The new Chevrolet Corvette rescue car is equipped with the latest rescue equipment to deliver rescue services, emergency response and quick access to accidents sites, while the Chevrolet Tahoe rescue responder car will deal with all types of accidents and rescue the injured.

“The new rescue vehicles' role is to respond quickly to various incidents, transport patients, provide medical coverage, respond quickly to calls for fire and rescue cases for traffic accident victims and deal with different situations through highly qualified cadres and national teams,” said Colonel Mohammad Al Amiri, director of emergency and public safety at Abu Dhabi Police.

Last month, the force unveiled its new livery for its vehicles - blue with an insignia on the car bonnet, in contrast to the red it has used for many years.

In July, police announced plans to rebrand and relaunch as a force, complete with new uniforms and American-style shield badges.