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Today, a press tour dedicated to the 89th anniversary of the formation of civil defense took place at the Russian Emergencies Ministry. As part of the press tour at the training ground of the Center for Rescue Operations of Special Risk “Leader” under the guidance of specialists, an interactive quest was held for the media representatives – a course for a young fighter of radiation, chemical and biological protection (RCBZ).
Within the framework of the event, three situations were worked out: an accident at a chemical industry enterprise, the elimination of open burning and mine-search activities.
Journalists and bloggers helped the rescuers to liquidate conditional emergencies. According to the plan of the exercises for practicing tactical and technical activities during the liquidation of a simulated chemical catastrophe, the first rescue crews arrived at the reconnaissance of the area. Wearing chemical protection suits on special vehicles, they examined the territory in order to detect the fact of possible air pollution, and also revealed the amount of pollutants. Rescuers identified the location of the simulated accident in order to concretize the tasks for the subsequent calculation of specialists.
The conditional cause of the accident is a leak in a chemical tank. To eliminate the incident, the rescue team sanitized the facility, localized and eliminated the source of chemical contamination by installing a pneumatic plaster on an unsealed container with an emergency chemical hazardous substance, and carried out repair and restoration work.
When liquidating a simulated man-made fire, rescuers carried out combat deployment and laid main lines. It is worth noting that media representatives took a full-fledged part in the elimination of open burning, not taking into account the work experience and physical training of the participants in the operation.
The last test is mine search activity. In this type of rescue work, the mission of cynological crews differs from the search and rescue mission. An explosive ordnance-oriented dog never gives a voice signal when a find is found, as some types of ammunition can react to sound. Therefore, the partners work very quietly and carefully, their movements are fine-tuned to perfection and verified, there can be no mistakes. After several minutes the dog gave a prearranged signal – hovering over the found explosive object. And then – the work of a partner. With the help of the RKMM robotic complex, the explosive device was eliminated.
Professional rescuers of the “Leader” Center closely followed the progress of liquidation of conditional emergencies. Upon completion of the rescue operations, the work of the media representatives was rated “excellent”.
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