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The National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a smartphone application at a search-and-rescue conference in Abu Dhabi on March 3, as part of the UAE’s efforts to provide speedier emergency responses.
Through the app, the first of its kind in the Arab World, people can request help to anywhere in the country.
The two-day National Search and Rescue Forum was organized by the NSRC, and was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the slogan, “Exploring the Future of Search and Rescue in the Era of Artificial Intelligence.” The conference was attended by strategic partners and companies specializing in search-and-rescue.
In his opening speech, MGen Stephen A. Toumajan, general manager, NSRC, said that organizing the conference and its accompanying exhibition is part of the preparations for the country’s 50th anniversary, adding that the center has an ambitious vision to explore the future and consolidate a culture of excellence, to make the UAE among the world’s leading countries in terms of competitiveness and overall development.
“The center seeks through the organisation of this conference to achieve its vision to be an example to be followed internationally in the speed of response and operational readiness for search-and-rescue by harnessing the latest resources.