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On December 28, in the village of Verkhopenye, Ivnyanskiy District, Belgorod Region, a new volunteer fire brigade took over on round-the-clock duty. It will provide fire safety for six villages: Verkhopenye, Novenkoye, Syrtsevo, Kochetovka, Sukhosolotino and Pokrovka.

The opening ceremony was attended by Sergei Potapov, Head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Main Directorate for the Belgorod Region, Elena Kretova, Chairman of the Council of the Belgorod Regional Branch of VDPO, the administration of the district and a rural settlement, as well as residents of the village.

According to Sergei Potapov, volunteer firefighters have become reliable support for professional firefighters. In remote settlements, they are the first to lend a helping hand to people in trouble.

All volunteer firefighters are properly trained and have specialized uniforms and equipment. From the Main Directorate of EMERCOM of Russia in the Belgorod Region, a specialized fire truck – AC-3,2-40 has been allocated. The team will be based in a new purpose-built comfortable building. In addition to an equipped garage for equipment, the depot also houses a classroom and a recreation room. There are also water reservoirs in the surrounding area.

Along with professional fire fighters of the Federal Fire Service of the region, the volunteer fire brigade will be on duty around the clock and resist the fire. In addition, volunteers will take part in preventive work aimed at preventing fires.

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

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