Abu Dhabi: Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO) and Zayed Search and Rescue Volunteer Team (ZSRVT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in the fields of environment, health, and safety. The partnership includes coordinated efforts to provide support in the therapeutic diving program, environmental campaigns, training, and swimming for People of Determination.
The agreement was signed by ZHO’s Secretary-General Mr. Abdullah Abdul Ali Al- Humaidan, and ZSRVT’s Founder and Leader Mr. Hussein Mohammed Saleh Al-Hammadi, at ZHO’s headquarters and in the presence of officials of both sides. According to the MoU, joint and mutual training courses will be implemented in the fields of search and rescue, emergency, therapeutic diving, occupational health and safety, risk assessment.
Under the MoU, ZSRVT can have access to ZHO’s facilities while ensuring the preservation of equipment, tools, and places during the period of use, as well as the safety of the site and workers in any events organised by ZHO.
Mr. Al-Humaidan welcomed the partnership, which reinforces the concept of social responsibility and the creation of an integrated and sustainable system for volunteer action as a very important pillar of community cohesion in the UAE.
The Secretary-General remarked that ZHO is always keen on establishing the value of volunteer action, instilling the concept of its culture in the hearts of ZHO’s members of various categories of determination, empowering them, and achieving community integration to promote the culture of volunteering and solidarity in society.
Mr. Al Hammadi expressed his thanks to ZHO for the trust given to the team, commenting that ZSRVT goes with its tasks and vision as a professional team responding to emergencies, crises, and disasters.
The team comprises 90 specialists in all search, rescue, and safety fields. The team focuses on enhancing emergency responses, curbing their effects, providing support to existing institutions concerned with emergency response, and providing citizens and residents with the required knowledge and skills.