MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Cherek Gorge, rescuers of the Nalchik search and rescue unit of the Elbrus high-mountain PSO (EVPSO) EMERCOM of Russia conducted training sessions.
Tens of thousands of tourists from all over Russia and the world rest in the mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria all year round. Unfortunately, when climbing the mountains, not all holidaymakers correctly assess their strength and do not observe basic safe behavior measures on tourist routes, as a result of which they find themselves in difficult situations. And then only rescuers can help them out of trouble.
In order to maintain professional skills, improve skills in conducting search and rescue operations and consolidate skills in rescuing people, practical exercises and trainings are conducted with rescuers. Depending on the seasonal risks, rescuers practice responding to various emergencies.
In the gorge of the Cherek Gorge, practical training of rescuers on search and rescue operations was held. Rescuers in full gear, walked along the route in a rugged mountainous and wooded area. On the rocky relief of a high-mountainous “dry” lake, representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations have laid three safety stations for descending down the steep slope. After that, the rescuers worked out methods of providing assistance to the victim at the place of his discovery, as well as his ascent along the rocky relief up to a height of about 100 meters using a stretcher.
– The area of responsibility of the PSP “Nalchik” includes a large part of the Caucasian ridge, located in Kabardino-Balkaria, with difficult climbing routes. Such trainings make it possible to consolidate the techniques and skills of rescuers during search and rescue operations, – said the head of the Nalchik PSP Mukhammat Guliyev.
Since the beginning of the year, 81 search and rescue operations have been carried out in the mountains of the republic by the rescuers of the Elbrus high-mountainous PSO EMERCOM of Russia, 62 human lives have been saved. The bulk of the work to save people was carried out in the most difficult climatic conditions of the highlands.
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