MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Demonstration fire-tactical exercises were held at the training ground of the Kurgan territorial administration of the South Ural railway. Employees of the fire and rescue garrison have worked out techniques and methods of extinguishing a fire of an increased rank on railway transport, as well as the interaction of the fire and rescue service with the administration of the facility and life support services.
According to the plan of the exercises, a tank with butyl acetate (an organic solvent) derailed from the rails, followed by its bottling and ignition. Firefighting and rescue units and life support services immediately arrived at the scene of the conditional emergency, and a fire train set out.
The tasks for the participants in the exercises were difficult – to prevent an explosion and air pollution with a hazardous substance, as well as to completely eliminate a conventional fire.
The fire fighters, using personal protective equipment of the respiratory system, examined the electric locomotive and, finding the victim there, put on the mask of the rescued person and took him to a safe place. The personnel made a full combat deployment with the supply of hand barrels to cool the burning tank, and wearing heat-reflective suits, conducted a foam attack. Specialists of the service of radiation and chemical protection took air samples in order to determine the concentration of permissible impurities of harmful substances in the atmosphere. To avoid further spillage of butyl acetate, the tank was sealed with pneumatic plasters.
The source of the fire was eliminated in a short time, which made it possible to safely begin work on the restoration of the railway tracks.
In total, 46 people and 14 pieces of equipment were involved in the exercises.
The firefighters successfully coped with the assigned tasks.
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