MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The next five-day diving camp ended in Kamchatka. The training was attended by employees of a specialized fire and rescue unit and a search and rescue squad of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Kamchatka Territory, as well as employees of the search and rescue squad of the KGKU “Data Center”.
Before descending, all rescuers underwent a mandatory medical examination for the absence of diseases that impede diving. The rescuers measured their blood pressure, pulse, assessed their general condition, and only after that they were allowed to work.
The equipment at the disposal of rescuers allows them to descend to a depth of 60 meters, and in emergency cases – up to 80 meters. The diving equipment weighs about 25 kilograms. Each diver has a specific depth tolerance.
The training camp lasted for five days. This time, the descents were worked out first in a pressure chamber, at depths of 40 and 80 meters, and then in the water area of Avacha Bay – at depths from 6 to 20 meters. During the lessons, the performance of the diving equipment and equipment was checked. In parallel, practical measures were also carried out: during the training, the working diver went down under the water, worked out the supply of the necessary signals, and then proceeded to perform the assigned task, namely, underwater cutting of metal.
Divers also practiced underwater orientation skills and checked the operation of radio communications. As a rule, such trainings are carried out in different conditions, because a specialist must be able to work at different depths, in fresh and sea water, with poor visibility.
Divers, as a rule, are involved in such work as helping people who fell through the ice, searching for the bodies of drowned people, unwinding the propeller of a ship that has lost its speed, and so on. At the same time, the help of rescuers is needed all year round – not only in summer, but also in winter, so training in the cold season is especially important.
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