Now that it’s winter camping season in the UAE, a lot of families are packing up to go out camping. While this may seem like the perfect opportunity for you to go out camping with you friends and family, it’s important to keep other factors in mind such as safety. Safety is often brushed aside on these trips but it is absolutely necessary.
In an effort to serve the needs and concerns of public safety, the Civil Defense General Command in the Ministry of Interior has introduced some helpful guidelines. These were published on their official site and their various social media platform pages.
The instructions are explained with a helpful graphic image to make it easy for the general public to understand. The various set of guidelines laid down in these posts are as follows:
1. Keep all light sources like lanterns, flashlights, and torches at a minimum distance of at least 50 cm away from any fabric cloth like sleeping bags, backpacks, and tents.
2. Keep all major heat radiating sources like ovens, heaters, barbeques, and fires outside of the tent at all times.
3. Make sure to keep a functioning fire extinguisher handy at all times in the event of an emergency.
4. Open flames like candles, flares, lighters, matches, and cigarettes should be kept far away from the inside of the tent.
These guidelines were released as part of a greater effort to make sure public safety interests were kept safeguarded. This was a part of many key initiatives taken by the general command’s key awareness plan for 2018. These initiatives not only solidified the current practices for safe camping but also ensured that in future there is a more cautionary and prevention first attitude towards vacationers and locals camping in the UAE.