This year’s winner of Unsung Hero of the Year was won by an individual whose action when well above and beyond the call of duty.
Emrill’s Jothieswaran was recognised for his courageous efforts duringthe Torch Tower fire incidient in February.
His prompt and decisive action when the alarm was raised at the Dubai Marina-based tower during February’s fire helped emergency crews to successfully tackle the blaze.
“When the alarm sounded I went to investigate,” said the 24-year-old technician. “And when I saw the flames, I wanted to tackle them – using the equipment in the building. I ensured that the electricity to the apartment where the fire broke out was switched off for safety reasons.”
When the first responders from Dubai Civil Defence arrived at the scene Jothieswaran’s knowledge of the building played a key part in the successful emergency relief operation. The brave employee not only remained onsite to assist civil defence services, he also assisted in the evacuation.