SHARJAH,Jan 8 (WAM) – Under the slogan “My Protection is your Responsibility,” the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sharjah Municipality has launched a week-long awareness campaign to educate residents about taking precautions to reduce children’s injuries caused by falling from buildings.
The campaign has been launched, in co-operation with Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Sharjah Police Headquarters and the General Directorate of Sharjah Civil Defence.
Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, said, “The authority launches awareness initiatives on all aspects of security and safety. It co-operates with all government agencies to ensure the security and safety of individuals. ‘My Protection is your Responsibility’ stemmed from the authority’s ongoing endeavour to instil the concepts of prevention, raise the awareness of the community, in terms of security and safety, spread the concept of prevention, and consolidate the ideas related to it among the members of society. The campaign aims to prevent children from falling from buildings.”
He highlighted the important role of parents in ensuring safety requirements in their homes and urged them to take the necessary precautions to reduce children’s domestic accidents by educating them about household security and safety measures, such as removing all kinds of furniture from balconies, fitting windows with locks, in addition to watching children throughout the day. (WAM) (END/2018)