Etisalat in collaboration with Ministry of interior, smart fire alarm systems will be supplied and installed across homes in Abu Dhabi. Electricity and Etisalat connection is not compulsory for the alarms to work and the alarms will be directly linked to civil defence operation rooms. Through the website of Ministry of Interior, residents can apply for the alarm systems. The UAE government is implementing this programme to ensure safety in the civil sector. In January, seven Emirati children have died in a house fire in Fujairah region. Dubai government had announced similar plans following the incident.