Know what to do during a road accident? National Ambulance UAE informs drivers








Over the next month, three videos will be posted on social platforms to help educate the public about how to minimise delays and maximise the benefits National Ambulance provides.
The first video focuses on the role drivers can play in ensuring their behaviour does not hinder an ambulance at a motor vehicle accident.
This includes: getting out of the way of an ambulance, not rubbernecking when passing an accident scene, not following an ambulance to avoid traffic backups, and not driving on the hard shoulder.
Regarding the programme, National Ambulance Deputy CEO Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, said: "National Ambulance provides a vital public resource.
"Supporting the community is our priority. While National Ambulance is always ready to respond, the people we serve can also play a role in ensuring the best possible outcomes. By being ready and responsible, the people of the Northern Emirates are also serving the best interests of the nation."
The two other videos to be posted this month will cover the responsible use of the 998 number and App, and what callers need to know during an emergency situation.
The educational videos will also be shown before films at Vox Cinemas in November.
Al Hajeri stated: "The three videos contain very practical tips on actions everybody and anybody should take.
"I would urge everyone in the community to watch the films and be prepared to act, when needed."
As well as using the 998 emergency ambulance call number when encountering an emergency, people in the Northern Emirates can contact the National Ambulance Communications Centre through the NA 998 App.
At the touch of a button, people can request an emergency ambulance, with the request going straight to National Ambulance’s Communications Centre.
Trained staff are able to respond and dispatch an ambulance directly to a location through GPS tracking. The App is available for IOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry, and can be downloaded via the Apple App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Windows stores.

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