We each owe the UAE a great deal and I call on all our young people to make their own commitment. Our country deserves the best that we can give it. Giving back to society is something that brings out the best in every one of us.
– His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
“SANID” (Arabic for ‘Support’) is the National Emergency Response Volunteer Program of the UAE. Launched in 2009, SANID draws on the strengths of proven international models, particularly the Swedish Civil Defense League and the US Citizen Corps. It unites volunteers throughout the UAE who share a sense of social and civic responsibility and prepares them to cope with national and international emergencies, thus demonstrating the country’s readiness to manage any crisis situation.
Sanid contributes to the community’s resilience towards disasters, crises and emergencies by building a cadre of emergency response volunteers through:
Sanid is delivered through different levels of training:
Since its inception in 2009, Sanid trained a total of 14,289 volunteers, of which 6,996 have completed the Basic Disaster / Emergency Response Course, and 1200 are ready to respond on yearly basis.
As part of the child safety campaign, the home safety inspection plan is created to educate the parents, care-givers, and nannies on how to search for hazards at home. The plan focuses on highlighting home safety that should be developed and considered as a priority to each family. Keep your home safe and book a Home Inspection.