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In Podolsk near Moscow, the final stage of the review competition for the title “Best Chief of the Guard” and “Best Firefighter” of EMERCOM of Russia has come to an end. Employees of the emergency department passed tests and standards for theoretical, physical and special training.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Ilya Denisov and adviser to the head of EMERCOM of Russia Andrey Merzlikin.

“These competitions are of great help in improving the professional training of our fire fighters and leadership. Faster, higher, stronger – this Olympic slogan, like no other, reflects the aspects that firefighters must possess in order to successfully fight fire, and a special strip best of all reveals this potential, “Ilya Denisov said welcoming the participants of the competition.

To win the competition, the participants of the competition demonstrated their specialized theoretical knowledge, physical training, possession of emergency rescue equipment, as well as their skills in rescuing and assisting victims.

A distinctive feature of this review competition is that in addition to the usual stages: pulling up on the bar, shuttle running and races at a distance of 3 or 5 km, for the first time, the most complex exercises were added, close to the elements of eliminating real emergencies.

On the first day of the competition, those competing for the title of “Best Chief of the Guard” passed theory tests and answered test questions in the disciplines studied as part of the combat training of guard personnel. Applicants for the title “Best Firefighter” presented their homework, where for 5 minutes they demonstrated the skills of using standard fire-fighting equipment and rescue equipment that a fire truck is equipped with.

On the second day, the participants of the professional competition performed pull-ups on the bar and passed the 10×10 shuttle run standards.

On the last day of the competition, the competitors passed a special test – passing a distance with exercises while simultaneously solving operational and tactical problems.

The exercise consisted of 10 elements. In full combat gear, the competitor sequentially moved the tire with a sledgehammer, ran a “snake”, turned the heavy tire over a distance of 5 meters, opened the metal door with a gas cutter, eliminated the conventional fire, pulled a stretcher with a dummy out of the tunnel with a rope, after which he himself crossed the tunnel, climbed on a retractable fire escape to the window of the 3rd floor of the training tower and from the ground with a rope lifted two rolls of fire hoses.

For the chiefs of the guards, who in their professional activities at a certain stage manage the forces and means in the fires, the distance included special express tests to determine the speed of the decision-making reaction.

According to the results of all three days of the competition, Vladimir Kozhemanov, a firefighter-rescuer PSCh-65 11 PSO from the Republic of Tatarstan, was recognized as the best firefighter. Twice winner in the regional competition for the title “Best Firefighter”. In 2019 he took second place at the XI All-Russian Festival “Constellation of Courage” in the “Best Firefighter” nomination. In his free time, he trains young people at a local school, conducts training in athletics and ski training.

Among the chiefs of the guards, the winner was an employee of PSCH-27 Alexander Grishakov from the Moscow region. Master of Sports in polyathlon, candidate for master of sports in fire and rescue sports and athletics. For three years in a row he became the winner of the competition “Best Chief of the Guard of the Moscow Region”, was awarded the badge “For Valor and Courage” from the Governor of the Moscow Region.

In total, 24 best fire fighters from all over Russia took part in the professional skill review competition.

SNKh: Deputy Head of EMERCOM of Russia Ilya Denisov.

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