MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On April 23, a working meeting was held in the regional emergency department under the leadership of the Deputy Minister of Emergencies of Russia Andrei Gurovich.
At the meeting, the results of activities for 2020 were summed up and analyzed, plans and prospects were announced. In his report, the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Volgograd Region, Major General of the Internal Service Nikolai Lyubavin noted the improvement in the indicators of the operational situation with fires and at water bodies. So, since the beginning of the year, 1701 fires have been registered in the region – 4090 for the same period last year, a decrease of 58.5%. 10 accidents were registered at water bodies (APPG – 6), a decrease of 17%. These results were achieved thanks to active preventive work among the population.
Work is actively underway to create orthophotomaps of possible emergency zones using unmanned aerial systems that help predict flood and forest fire situations.
The region is actively developing the fire service. To date, it already includes – 91 subdivisions of 1179 personnel, which are armed with 241 pieces of equipment. In 2021, it is planned to create 15 additional units and purchase 30 units of basic fire fighting equipment. The level of coverage of territories, taking into account the forces of the federal fire service, has increased from 63% to 90% over the past six years. Coverage should reach 100% by 2023
In turn, Andrei Gurovich noted that there are long May holidays ahead and it is necessary to pay special attention to the issues of fire safety and safety at water bodies during their period, even despite the positive statistics.
The Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia congratulated those present on the upcoming professional holiday – Firefighting Day and presented departmental awards and regular special titles.
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