MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Every day, the fire and rescue units of the EMERCOM of Russia make about 3 thousand visits to fires
On the eve of the Fire Service Day, a press conference by the Deputy Head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Ilya Denisov took place at the Rossiya Segodnya MIA.
Currently, there are more than 1.5 thousand fire brigade garrisons in the country, which include more than 23 thousand responding units with a total number of more than 402 thousand personnel. These are employees of the Federal Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, employees of regional, municipal, departmental and private fire brigades. The firefighters are armed with more than 66 thousand pieces of equipment.
“Last year alone, 386 fire departments were created with a total number of more than 2.4 thousand people,” noted I. Denisov. – At the same time, during the year, fire fighters made almost 2 million visits to extinguish fires and conduct emergency rescue operations. More than 39 thousand people were rescued and about 158 thousand people were evacuated ”.
I. Denisov also noted the contribution of volunteers to the common cause. “Volunteer firefighters are our first assistants and a combat, active reserve. Today in our country there are about half a million volunteer firefighters. Since the beginning of the year, their forces have extinguished more than 500 fires, while 50 people have been rescued, ”said the deputy head of the department.
Today, fire protection is successfully developing, combining conservatism in the organization of the service and approaches to extinguishing and preventing fires with new technologies. The department is working on the creation of new means of extinguishing and protection, modernizing equipment and samples of special equipment. Modern methods and methods of preventing and extinguishing fires require a high level of personnel training. Departmental universities successfully cope with this task. At present, the educational organizations of the EMERCOM of Russia train specialists in all areas stipulated by the federal fire service.
At the end of the press conference, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry congratulated the firefighters of Russia on their professional holiday and asked citizens to observe fire safety rules. During the coming weekends and holidays, vigilance and caution should be exercised when handling fire.
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