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On 4-5 November in Geneva (Switzerland) hosted an international conference on the role of International civil defence organization (ICDO) in the development of fire and rescue sport among member countries of the organization. The event was attended by the delegation of EMERCOM of Russia headed by First Deputy Minister Alexander Chupriyan.

The conference was held under the auspices of the ICDO with the support of the International sport Federation of firefighters and rescuers.

Representatives of 15 member countries of ICDO expressed interest in the establishment of the national sports teams to participate in the world Championships.

Alexander Chupriyan, as President of the International sport Federation of firefighters and rescuers, made a speech on the practical importance of the development of fire and rescue sport and its popularization among the population. He noted that the sport is an integral part of the training to extinguish fires, rescue people, can effectively improve professional skills of firefighters.

In turn, the acting Secretary-General of ICDO, Albatrossi Belkacem said that the development of the specialized sport of firefighters and rescuers will create an opportunity for active interaction between representatives of member countries in the framework of education, training and skills in the use of fire equipment.

During the event, the participants visited the fire station in Geneva, where he got acquainted with the activities and organization of work of firefighting and rescue services in Switzerland.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure will not be perfect.

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