National Emergency Response Volunteer programme
What is SANID programme?
• the programme is managed by Emirates Foundation for Youth
• SANID provides trained volunteer, and advanced volunteer response
teams, ready to support professional emergency responders in large-scale
emergencies, crises disaster situations.
SANID mission in Fire
The role of CERT members in fire safety:
• Put out small fires.
• Prevent additional fires.
• Assist with evacuations - where necessary.
• Be fire safety advocates
Fire Safety Equipment
• Make yourself familiar with:
1. Emergency exits.
2. Assembly points.
• Available Fire systems:
4.Water pump system.
The Fire Triangle
Classes of fire:
• A: Ordinary combustibles
• B: Flammable liquids
• C: Flammable gas
• D: Combustible metals
• E: Energized electrical equipment
Types of Fire Extinguishers
• Dry chemical
• Carbon dioxide
• Specialized fire extinguisher
Fire Suppression Safety
• Use safety equipment.
• Work in a buddy system.
• Have a backup team.
• Have two ways to exit.
• Maintain a safe distance.
Search and Rescue
• If damage is light.
• The CERT mission is to locate, triage, and prioritize removal of victims
Conducting Search Operations
Left or Right Hand Search:
The determining factor is the direction that leads to the people that are most
threatened. Once the initial turn is made (right or left), the search team is
committed to a right or left search pattern. All other future opportunities to turn
shall be the same direction/pattern.
Types of Disasters
Types of Disasters in the UAE
1. Cyclone, hurricane
2. Flooding, tsunami
4. Sand Storms
1. Building/crane collapse
2. Industrial explosion
3. Major transportation accident
4. Plane Crash
Types of Disasters in the UAE
1. Public health emergency (nature & crowding)
2. Heat/water emergency (with tech failure)
Effects of a Disaster
Damage to Communications:
– Telephones lines down, mobile phones jammed
– Inability of victims & rescuers to call for help
Damage to Utilities
- Electricity, water, gas, petrol affected
- Increased public health risks (sanitation, air con., clean water…)
- Risk of fire, explosion…
Hazards From Home Fixtures
• Gas line ruptures from displaced water heaters or ranges
• Damage from falling books, dishes, and other cabinet contents
• Electric shock from displaced appliances
• Fire from faulty wiring, overloaded plugs, or frayed electric cords
What is First aid?
_ The immediate treatment provided for a severely injured or sick.
_ Does NOT replace proper medical care.
– A responsive adult must agree to receive first aid care.
– Implied Consent means that permission to perform first aid care on an
unresponsive victim is assumed
SCENE SIZE UP
• Perform a rapid Scene Size
Up to look for:
– Hazards might threat
you, the casualty and
– Mechanism of Injury.
– Number of casualties.
NOTE: This should take only few
• Learning Objectives:
– To visually determine life threatening situations or any emergencies require
Sequence of Assessment
• Conscious Victim:
• Ask him about his injury or complaints.
• Check the injury, complaint and other injuries you find.
• Unconscious Victim:
• Check for signs of injury or illness.
–Head to Toe Assessment.
• Provide first aid/ CPR for injuries or emergencies you find.
• Usually Direct Pressure
will stop bleeding.
• Elevate the injured part
to minimize blood flow.
1.Usually Direct Pressure will stop
2. Elevate the injured part to
minimize blood flow.
• Internal Bleeding:
In severe internal
• Check and Attend
• Put victim in
• Call for urgent
• SHOCK occurs when the circulatory system fails to distribute oxygenated blood to
What to do:
– After managing life threatening injuries….. You should:
• Put the victim on his back.
• Elevate his feet to allow blood to flow back to heart and brain.
• Protect victim from hypothermia by covering him with a blanket.
• First Degree Burns (superficial)
• Third Degree Burns (Full skin)
• Types of Fractures:
– Closed (Simple) Fractures.
– Open (complicated) Fractures.
– General signs and symptoms:
• Open wound.
Chain of Servival
• Assess Victim: Use the acronym RAPCAB
• R- Responsiveness. Shake & shout (R U OK ?)
• A- Activate EMS ( Call 999) for help.
• P- Position.
• C- Circulation: Bleeding & Skin color.
• A- Airway.
• B- Breathing
We each owe the UAE a great deal, and I call on all our young
people to make their own commitment. Our country deserves
the best that we can give it-giving back to society is something
that brings out the best in every of us.