MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Every year, on the last Sunday of August, Russian miners celebrate their professional holiday – Miner’s Day.
The paramilitary mine rescue units of the EMERCOM of Russia (hereinafter referred to as the MES) are an integral link in the development of the mining industry of the economy. Subdivisions of the VGSCh EMERCOM of Russia are geographically located in 35 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The ministry’s group of mine rescuers comprises over 4 thousand specialists and more than 800 units. technology. They serve almost 2.1 thousand hazardous production facilities for mining operations: coal mines, mines, open-pit mines, open pits, processing plants and other hazardous facilities. Since the beginning of this year alone, the operational subdivisions of the VGSC have eliminated 21 accidents at the serviced facilities, while 145 people have been rescued.
“Mine rescuers have long and firmly entered the elite of the mining professions thanks to their significant contribution to ensuring the emergency resilience of mining enterprises, as well as personal courage and dedication in rescuing miners caught in an accident,” said Minister of Emergency Situations of Russia Yevgeny Zinichev.
The head of the rescue department wished all mine rescuers and miners good health and family happiness, peace and prosperity, success and achievement of the goals they had achieved.
Today, the largest group of mine rescuers in Russia is deployed in Kuzbass – four paramilitary mine rescue teams with a total number of more than 1.3 thousand people, and an airmobile rapid response squad as part of the National Training Center for Mine Rescuers and Miners in Novokuznetsk.
The Kuzbass detachments are armed with about 300 units of automobile, fire-fighting and special equipment, modern equipment for carrying out rescue and search operations, work to extinguish fires and other incidents.
Over the years, Kuzbass mine rescuers have participated in the elimination of accidents and emergencies not only in the Kemerovo region – Kuzbass, but also in other regions of the country, as well as abroad.
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