King checks on Civil Defense Department’s readiness

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His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on Monday visited the Civil Defense Directorate where he was briefed on a project entailing setting up ambulance services that enables paramedics in the field to transmit medical data to the main operating rooms and emergency departments. (Photos: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Monday visited the Civil Defense Department (CDD) to check on its readiness to deal with various incidents, according to a Royal Court statement. اضافة اعلان

King Abdullah was briefed on the department’s plans and projects to further develop services.

At a meeting with CDD officials, attended by Public Security Directorate Director (PSD) Maj. Gen. Obaidallah Maaytah, His Majesty listened to a briefing on a project to develop emergency medical services to enable paramedics to share data for medical consultations before reaching hospitals, in line with the latest international practices.

The King commended civil defense personnel’s professional response to emergencies, which contributes to saving lives and minimizing losses.

His Majesty urged keeping up with rapid advances in civil defense practices, and building on experiences, while maintaining high levels of readiness, especially in winter.

For his part, Maaytah expressed the PSD’s keenness on building the capacities of civil defense personnel.

During the visit, the King checked on the machinery and equipment recently introduced into the CDD to deal with emergencies, rescue operations, firefighting, and special operations, including dealing with hazardous material.

Health Minister Feras Al Hawari and Royal Medical Services Director General Brig. Gen. Yousef Zureikat attended the meeting.

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