رقم الدفاع المدنى 998

 The preparation of a specialized team to work in rough terrains The Civil Defense is preparing scenarios to rescue the stranded pilgrims in the mountains of Mecca and the Holy Sights


8/18/2018

The General Directorate of Civil Defense has created a specialized team for mountain rescue, all members of this team are distinguished with remarkable ability and high skill that enable them to deal with cases of detention. A detailed plan has been prepared for the implementation of scenarios to rescue the stranded and detained in places unreachable through the conventional rescue mechanisms.

The head of the mountain rescue team, Major Saad al-Baqmi, said that the cadres of the team master several ways of carrying the injured on airlifted stretchers by ropes and pulleys. He pointed out that the geographical nature of the Holy Sights contains several rugged mountainous areas frequented by pilgrims, and some of them may be driven by curiosity to climb upward, making them vulnerable to detention.

Al-Buqami explained that the Mountain Rescue Task Force will be stationed in Jabal ar-Rahma (Mountain of Mercy) on the day of Arafa, since it is the most frequented sight by the pilgrims., while in the rest of the days the force would join the Emergency and Support force in full readiness to manage any situation as needed.

For his part, Corporal Saeed Abdullah Abdulrahman Al Arfaj said that all cadres and equipment of the Mountain Rescue Team are ready to provide the best service to the pilgrims, adding that the trainings have enhanced the team's experience in various aspects of mountain rescue..