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Deputy Head of EMERCOM of Russia Nikolai Grechushkin paid a working visit to the Nizhny Novgorod Region, where he took part in a conference call chaired by Igor Panshin, Deputy Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal District. The event took place at the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia.

Having listened to the report of Valery Sinkov, Head of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the meeting participants discussed the situation with man-made and natural fires and measures to stabilize them.

To date, on the territory of 134 out of 521 municipalities of the subjects of the Volga Federal District, IV class of fire hazard in forests has been established. Another 86 municipalities have V class of fire hazard.

Due to the persisting dry, abnormally hot weather and low rainfall, it was proposed to strengthen measures to control the prohibition of the use of open fire, to carry out comprehensive preventive and explanatory work with the population about the rules for observing fire safety. Check the sufficiency of measures aimed at preventing the transition of wildfires in the territory of settlements and provide additional measures for fire-fighting water supply.

Also, the issues of reducing the death of people on water bodies and ensuring the safety of the population during the summer swimming season of 2021 in the Volga Federal District have become key topics of discussion.

V. Sinkov emphasized that the main measure to ensure the safe stay of people on water bodies is the equipment of recreation sites and beaches, since the analysis of accidents on water bodies shows that 96% (of the total number) died when swimming in unequipped places, 56% – in a state of alcoholic intoxication, as well as the lack of proper parental control over children.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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