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Every year on December 27, Russian rescuers celebrate their professional holiday. For 31 years, the units of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have proven their readiness to respond promptly to any emergencies both in our country and anywhere in the world. During this period, they saved more than 3 million people.

The EMERCOM of Russia employs highly qualified specialists, real professionals in their field, who, in difficult and life-threatening conditions, help people affected by man-made and natural disasters. Firefighters, rescuers, divers, dog handlers, pilots and other specialists perform tasks of extinguishing fires, liquidating emergencies, searching for and disposing of ammunition during the Great Patriotic War, go out and provide assistance to victims of road accidents, floods and other disasters.

In just 11 months of this year, more than 225 thousand people were rescued and evacuated. Of these, more than 900 people are on water bodies, more than 23 thousand people during the elimination of road accidents. Military and search and rescue formations of the department have saved over 10 thousand people. At the same time, more than 360 emergency situations and almost 370 thousand man-made fires were eliminated.

Aviation EMERCOM of Russia performed more than 15 thousand flights. The aircraft of the rescue department sent more than 17 thousand tons of various cargoes to the emergency zones. Almost 500 people in need of urgent medical care were promptly delivered to various medical institutions.

EMERCOM of Russia constantly develops humanitarian cooperation with international organizations, maintains friendly relations with emergency departments of other countries. During this year, 48 humanitarian operations were carried out. Assistance was rendered to the population of Vietnam, India, Cuba, Laos, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, etc.

Rescuers will spend their professional holiday at a combat post, more than 75 thousand employees will take over the daily watch.

On this day, I would like to talk about the difficult work of the rescuers, who every day, risking their own lives, save others:

– April 12, 2021 happened fire in an industrial and warehouse building on Oktyabrskaya embankment, owned by JSC “Nevskaya Manufaktura”… The total area of ​​the fire was 10 thousand square meters. meters, the collapse of the roof and interfloor floors – on an area of ​​1.5 thousand square meters. meters. In total, 358 personnel and 73 pieces of equipment were involved in the elimination of the fire.

Due to the strong wind, constantly changing its direction, the fire spread to a nearby hostel. 50 hostel guests were successfully evacuated. Almost ten hours later, the fire was localized, and only five days later it was completely extinguished.

– November 9, 2021. The city of Nakhodka (Vladivostok). Unique operation to rescue the crew of the container ship Rise Shine, run aground off the coast of Primorye. Far Eastern rescuers evacuated 14 people with the help of a Mi-8 helicopter during the rescue operation. The sailors were hoisted on a winch – the ship did not have a helipad. It was impossible to approach the cracked Panamanian dry cargo ship by sea – there was a storm with five-meter waves in the Sea of ​​Japan. On board the ship – 300 tons of fuel and more than one and a half thousand tons of cargo.

– This year there was a difficult hydrological situation in the Republic of Buryatia… As a result of the rise in water on the Selenga River, 156 residential buildings and over 2,000 household plots were flooded. To eliminate the emergency in the areas most affected by the flood, an airmobile group of the department was involved. EMERCOM employees carried out work on pumping out water, clearing mud and debris from adjacent territories, drying houses, arranging furniture and household appliances, delivering food, water and humanitarian aid to the affected population.

– July 22, 2021 in the Cherek Gorge, a tourist group fell under a rockfall from Moscow, consisting of 8 people. Three people received injuries of varying severity. The rescuers of the Elbrus VPSO EMERCOM of Russia in the amount of 17 people and 2 pieces of equipment came forward for search and rescue operations. The injured were evacuated by helicopter to the Nalchik Republican Clinical Hospital, where they were handed over to a team of doctors.

– June 29, 2021. Rescue of a fisherman on Lake Saltaim by employees of the State Inspection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Omsk Region… The rubber inflatable boat was carried away from the shore as a result of the loss of the oar. In addition, the boat began to deflate. The fisherman’s mother sounded the alarm and turned to the rescuers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for help.

Six months later, on the eve of the Day of the Rescuer, she decided to congratulate the GIMS inspectors on their professional holiday and thank them for saving her son

– November 19, 2021 at the fire and rescue service console of the city of Khabarovsk, a message was received about a fire in a residential building on Suvorov Street… It was a high-rise building, so the units moved out with an increased number. A person standing on the balcony of the 6th floor asked for help. Also, the firefighters, with the help of rescue devices, took 7 people out of the house along the stairs to the street.

Rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations rush to help not only people in trouble. Animals caught in a trap, falling through the ice, dying during floods and in a fire are rescued by the EMERCOM of Russia almost every day:

– September 16, 2021. A unique operation to rescue a killer whale calf trapped in shallow water in Gertner Bay by Magadan rescuers Sea of ​​Okhotsk. For several hours, rescuers poured water on the animal. Having waited for the tide, the calf by common efforts managed to turn and move from its place. All this time, his mother was waiting for the kitten not far from the coast. The reunited family safely set off to surf the seas.

In many regions of the Russian Federation, on the eve of the holiday, the rescuers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry held a blood donation campaign. Donated blood is vital for people in trouble. So, to the blood transfusion station in Kabardino-Balkaria, employees of the regional EMERCOM of Russia and rescuers of the Elbrus rescue team donated more than 20 liters of blood.

The Day of the Rescuer in Russia was approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1306 of November 26, 1995 “On the establishment of the Day of the Rescuer of the Russian Federation.” The date of the holiday was not chosen by chance – it was on December 27, 1990, on the basis of the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, that the Russian Rescue Corps was formed.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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