MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
September 9, 2021, 18:03
Now the city’s fleet has 11 aircraft, including five fire-fighting helicopters – one Mi-26 and four Ka-32.
The capital’s firefighting aviation is ready to promptly extinguish the most difficult fires, including in high-rise buildings. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Communal Services and Improvement Peter Biryukov.
“Firefighting aviation is part of a unique subdivision – the Moscow Aviation Center. Now in the city’s fleet there are 11 aircraft, including five fire-fighting helicopters – one Mi-26 and four Ka-32, ”the deputy mayor said.
They are adapted for flights in adverse weather conditions and are recognized as one of the best fire-fighting helicopters in the world. Experts call the Ka-32 ideal for extinguishing fires and performing other emergency rescue operations.
Firefighting helicopters took up round-the-clock duty in the city exactly five years ago – on September 9, 2016. Over the years, they took part in extinguishing 40 complex fires, nine of which were liquidated at night.
Special attention is paid to the training of pilots.
“All crews are capable of taking water in any weather, flying in dense urban areas, including at night. In five years, the preparation time for pilots and equipment for flight has been reduced from one hour to 10-15 minutes, ”added Pyotr Biryukov.
The use of fire aviation makes it possible to ensure the safety of Muscovites, expands the capabilities of operational services to extinguish fires.
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