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The legislative initiative of the EMERCOM of Russia was adopted by the State Duma in the first reading.

State Secretary – Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Alexei Serko presented the draft Federal Law “On Amendments to Article 16 of the Federal Law” On Fire Safety “in the State Duma.

The developed measures are aimed at optimizing the distribution of forces and means of the State Fire Service to extinguish fires in populated areas.

Currently, fire fighting in settlements is carried out by both federal and regional fire departments. At the same time, the current legislation does not define approaches to the placement of these units.

In order to rationally distribute the grouping of the State Fire Service in settlements, the bill proposes to give the Government of the Russian Federation the authority to approve the list of settlements in which the territorial divisions of the federal fire service should be located. At the same time, it is proposed to take into account the economic and production potential of settlements, as well as the number of people living in them. Thus, it is planned to place both federal and regional subdivisions in cities of federal significance, and regional subdivisions – in remote settlements.

In addition, we note that the increase in the level of remuneration of employees of fire departments is under constant control in the Russian Emergencies Ministry. Thus, as part of the implementation of the order of the President of the Russian Federation, the Emergencies Ministry of Russia, together with the Ministry of Finance of Russia and the Ministry of Labor of Russia, worked out the issue of increasing the level of remuneration for employees of regional fire departments, in particular, at the expense of the federal budget.

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

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