رقم الدفاع المدنى 998

 Civil Defense Implements Programs to Ensure the Safety of the Pilgrims during their Stay and Transfer between the Holy Sites


8/18/2018

 

The General Directorate of Civil Defense has implemented a detailed plan to spread preventive awareness between the pilgrims and those in their service, and to ensure their safety while they are at their residence or traveling through the holy sites. This plan was carried out through many activities and programs in all pilgrimage areas and the roads leading to them. Also, many visits to the pilgrims’ residence locations have been arranges in collaboration with relevant bodies such as the Tawafa establishment for external pilgrims, Department of Health, the private sector and all other institutions concerned with the service of the pilgrims, to provide  lectures by specialists aiming at explaining the work of occupational safety, specially safety while driving motorcycles, and guidelines that should be followed by pilgrims during the Hajj season. Safety Awareness lectures were also offered to the governmental agencies involved in the service of the guests of Allah.

Moreover, Publications, leaflets and posters of awareness materials were distributed. Around 180,000 posters of A4 size were printed and 30 thousand posters (70 in 50 cm), containing awareness materials, were printed. This year, new large-scale billboards with awareness phrases written in large font have been placed on the Al-Khayef  mosque as well as the Civil Defense centers throughout the holy sites in order to be visible to the pilgrims from long distances. These awareness messages were prepared in six different languages as well as sign language, using the signs of (right and wrong) to guide the pilgrims to the correct and incorrect behavior. Awareness films were also produced, and a number of media outlets were provided with a copy thereof to be broadcast during the Hajj season. Similarly, electronic screens, which cover all sites, Ash Shimaisi area and the Holy Mosque, were used to spread awareness and display videos that included instructions to abide by the safety measures.

 

This year, the General Directorate of Civil Defense has established a permanent awareness center in the campus under the slogan "Salameh"(Safety). The center aims to spreading awareness and prevention among pilgrims and those working in their service in general, increase educational doses, to increasing the educational information provided to the pilgrims, as well as working on raising their cultural awareness regarding preventive measures, via the distribution of awareness and safety guidelines publications among the guests of Allah.