Essays on Civil Defense Training in Abu Dhabi Case Study

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The paper “ Civil Defense Training in Abu Dhabi” is a meaningful variant of the case study on management. The General Directorate of Civil Defense (GDCD) of the UAE headquartered at Abu Dhabi was set up keeping in view the fast rate of growth in industrialization and urbanization in the entire country. Its basic objectives are in keeping with international civil defense norms and include measures to protect public and private property and to ensure smooth the functioning of the public utility, transportation, and communications systems. It also has the task of protecting the national heritage and wealth of a nation at all times whether it is during war or peace or any emergency situations.

The civil defense is entrusted with the task of preventing disasters and to involve in fire fighting whenever the need arises.   The UAE Civil Defense at Abu Dhabi comprises of: Civil Defense CouncilGeneral Directorate of Civil DefenseCivil Defense Regional Committee for each EmirateAdditionally, there is also a Civil Defense Institute that conducts training programs on the subjects relating to civil defense activities so as to enable staff to keep abreast of the latest systems and techniques to protect life and property.

Essentially the programs include training on fire fighting, handling of explosives and operations. Organization BackgroundIn this light, we will report on the study conducted about the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, which has a significant presence in the oil and natural gas area of the entire UAE and is ranked amongst the top ten oil companies in the world. It is a private company owned by the royal family of Abu Dhabi was formed in 1971 and has over the years successfully diversified in other areas such as transportation, shipping marketing, and distribution.

It has fourteen subsidiaries working in the area of oil, gas, crude, and petrochemical industries, and gas transport services. In size, it’ s a massive company accounting for the production of 2.7 million barrels of oil every day.

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