MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Within the framework of the XIII All-Russian Festival “Constellation of Courage” in the nomination “The Best Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit of the FPS” the Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit of the FPS of St. Petersburg was recognized as the best.
When it was created in 1989, the most trained firemen became the basis of the personnel. They themselves developed the tactics of carrying out rescue operations and schemes for eliminating the consequences of accidents, and came up with the necessary equipment. Fighters more than once had to test new types of combat clothing, means of rescue from heights and protection of the respiratory system. Since 2014, the Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit of the FPS of St. Petersburg has been named after its organizer Alexander Kudryashov. For more than 30 years of service, the soldiers of the St. Petersburg Special Unit have been awarded government awards more than one hundred and fifty times.
Today, the unit is armed with 31 samples of special equipment for various purposes. The SPSU fighters are real generalists, each of them has several related specialties. Colleagues from other countries come to learn from their unique experience in carrying out rescue operations.
The special unit forms the basis of the airmobile grouping of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in St. Petersburg, which is repeatedly involved in the elimination of the consequences of various emergencies in Russia, such as a fire on the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine in the Murmansk region, liquidation of the consequences of a flood in the city of Veliky Ustyug, diving search and rescue operations on Syamozero in the Republic of Karelia, survey of the fishing trawler “Monni”, which sank at a depth of about 30 meters in the Gulf of Finland.
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