MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In accordance with the decision of the Commander of the Western Military District (ZVO), Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, a group of forces and means was created on the territory of the district for rapid response to emergencies, to assist local authorities in the fight against fire.
Each group includes off-road vehicles, engineering barrage vehicles, heavy bulldozers and tank trucks. Also, all fire brigades are equipped with portable communication equipment, personal and medical protection equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Special firefighting groups of the Western Military District maintain constant interaction with the territorial departments of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and local authorities and are ready to come to the rescue at any time in case of emergencies.
In total, 24 consolidated detachments for the elimination of the consequences of natural and man-made emergencies, with a total number of about 1.5 thousand servicemen, have been created in the places of deployment of the Western Defense Forces on the territory of the North-Western, Central and Volga Federal Districts. They have at their disposal more than 200 units of engineering, fire-fighting and special equipment, as well as five Mi-8 helicopters.
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