Essays on Law, Ethics, and Globalisation - Civil Defense Services in the UK and UAE Coursework

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The paper "Law, Ethics, and Globalisation - Civil Defense Services in the UK and UAE" is an outstanding example of coursework on social science. Most major cities in the world are growing at an alarming rate hence there is a need for the emergency services to grow as well. Therefore these major cities for example in the United Kingdom (UK), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are expanding their Civil Defense and stations across the cities that can enable a response to any emergency at any time. The UAE prefers using the United States of America standards in the national fire authority while the engineers are the same countries use the UK standards in the regulatory reform system and the fire rescue services (Act 2004) in delivering their services.

The UK adopts the regulatory reforms for fire safety order 2005. According to the UAE, Abu Dhabi civil defense control unit, the civil defense mission “ ensures the protection of people and public and private, property, guarantees the normal functioning of communications and transport, and ensuring the continuity of social activities in public premises. It also establishes a means of confronting disaster and limitation of its results which includes systematic activities for prevention, planning, education, preparedness, response, and handling of its consequences regardless the measure is taken before, during, and after the said disaster. ” The current trends of wildfires, terrorism, industrial and even residential fire outbreaks require that the civil defense unit develop strategic plans that offer rescue operations that are able to implement the best practices possible.

Consequently, they should set targets of achieving the best response time, develop an increased preparedness of fighting stations, and also ensure that water projects are safe and running all the time in the cities.

In addition, there is a need to develop air rescue services and modern firefighting skills to the civil defense staff all over the stations. This paper discusses a critical case study of issues related to the civil defense services in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and the United Kingdom (UK).

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