The UAE National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC) has launched a smartphone application at the Search and Rescue conference in Abu Dhabi.
The app, which was unveiled as part of the UAE’s efforts to provide speedier emergency responses, is the first of its kind in the Arab World.
Through the app, be it at sea, in the desert or in the mountains. People can download the NSRC UAE app on their Android phones or iPhones from the NSRC website by entering their ID details.
Major General Stephen A. Toumajan, General Manager, National Search and Rescue Centre, UAE, said, “The centre seeks through the organisation of this conference to achieve its vision to be an example to be followed internationally in the speed of response and operational readiness for search and rescue by harnessing the latest resources.
“The technology and communications available, as this conference is an ideal platform for meeting minds and exchanging experiences and achieving joint cooperation in order to anticipate the future and devising the best ways and solutions in managing search and rescue operations in the country,” he said.
He then noted that the Search and Rescue conference was organised with the guidance of the UAE’s leadership on the importance of preparing for challenges, looking ahead to the future, and harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced technological tools to serve humanity, as well as to support the community and national economy, and ensure the future for the next generations.
The conference’s participants toured the exhibition and viewed the AgustaWestland AW139 search and rescue helicopter, along with the latest equipment and techniques used in search and rescue.
The helicopter is designed to carry out various search and rescue missions, work around the clock and travel to any part of the UAE from bases scattered throughout the country at speeds of over 140 knots.