MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the territory of the Khabarovsk International Airport named after G.I. Nevelskoy passed fire-tactical exercises to extinguish a fire at a transport facility. Fire brigades of the city garrison and emergency rescue services to ensure the safety of flights at the airport have worked out joint actions to promptly respond to an incident and eliminate its consequences.
According to legend, the dispatcher received a message that two engines of the IL-62 aircraft caught fire on the runway. There are 4 crew members on board. All emergency services were alerted. The subdivisions of the search and rescue service for flights, which are directly based on the territory of the air harbor, were sent to the site. Additionally, fire departments of the fire and rescue garrison of Khabarovsk were sent.
Without delay, firefighters organized the extinguishing of the conditionally arisen fire, as well as cooling the aircraft fuselage. For this, fire monitors were fed and a foam attack was carried out. Several links of the gas and smoke protection service were sent to evacuate and check the aircraft cabin. Their task is to assist the crew members to leave the danger zone. The rescued pilots, played by dummies, were handed over to the airport medical teams for first aid. For firefighters of urban fire departments, the ability to navigate inside the aircraft and find victims is also important, since aircraft emergencies can occur outside the territory of airports.
“The main goal of the exercise is to hone the issues of interaction between the units of the fire and rescue garrison and airport services in the event of accidents in air transport. This will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of response to such situations, as well as minimize the consequences and save lives and health of people. Directly to eliminate the simulated fire, 5 main and 5 auxiliary units of equipment, a command vehicle were involved. The divisions coped with the tasks set, ”said Denis Ragozin, head of the 21st fire and rescue squad of the Federal Border Guard Service of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Khabarovsk Territory. In addition, airport services – medical, transport and security services – took part in the exercise. In total, 100 personnel and 30 pieces of equipment were involved.
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