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EP Civil Defense launches tracking system

Within two months a vehicle tracking system will be set up via satellite to track Civil Defense cars in the Eastern Province, said Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Khashman, director of the Civil Defense Department in the Eastern Province.
The system is put in place to locate each vehicle on duty at the time of an emergency, so the control center can dispatch the nearest ones to the scene.
Al-Khashman said that the lack of house numbering and poor city planning make it difficult to determine from where a caller reports a problem. Civil Defense vehicles therefore sometimes arrive late at a scene.


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