Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Director General’s Ramadan Tournament Kicks off

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, June 22nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Director General’s Ramadan Tournament kicked off yesterday evening, Sunday. The tournament is organized by the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Civil Defense for the fourth consecutive year, and includes competitions in football, volleyball, tug-of-war, and a civil defense officers’ challenge.

The tournament consists of 12 competitor teams in football – which will be held at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi; six volleyball teams; four teams in the tug-of-war; and 22 participants in the civil defense officers’ challenge (for the fastest civil defense team to put on the full firefighting gear). The participating teams and competitors come from various Civil Defense stations and from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi.

The inauguration was attended by Lt. Colonel Mohammed Abdul Jalil Abdullah Ahmed Al Ansari, Director General of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, director generals; and a number of officers, non-commissioned officers and constables at the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Civil Defense. 

Lt. Col. Al Ansari thanked the organizers of the tournament and wished for the success of the participants. He noted the important role the tournament plays in strengthening the bonds of cooperation, brotherhood, and love amongst the employees of the Civil Defense; as well as in creating an atmosphere of fair competition. He additionally praised the cooperation of the supporting institutions and companies and for their efforts in the success of the tournament.

The results of the four football matches in the tournament are as follows: Petroleum Institute team won against Capital Centers ‘A’ team 5-0; station Mussafah 33 tied with the Operations team 4-4; the Al Ain Department’s team beat the Western Region Department’s team 3-0; and the Emergency team won against the Baniyas Station team 13-0.

Competitions for the tug-of-war and the officers’ challenge for the fastest civil defense officers to put on the full firefighting gear will be held today at the Al Qubaisat Civil Defense Station. The tournament will resume next Sunday to determine the finalist teams. 

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