MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On January 25, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Viktor Yatsutsenko, the results of the work of the Department of Rescue Teams for 2021 were summed up and tasks for the current year were determined.
At the meeting, it was noted that over the year, rescue teams participated in emergency response to floods and large-scale fires almost 21.5 thousand times, while providing assistance to more than 13.5 thousand citizens.
As part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, specialists from the responding units disinfected more than 67 million square meters of premises with a mass presence of citizens, more than 13 thousand km. roads, as well as more than 60 thousand pieces of equipment.
During the year, the forces and means of the department carried out pyrotechnic work in a number of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and humanitarian demining in foreign territories. At the same time, more than 40 thousand explosive items were discovered and neutralized, of which more than 1.4 thousand aircraft bombs. The area of the cleared territory exceeded 133 hectares.
For the prompt and high-quality performance of work this year, the rescuers will receive samples of modern equipment: special vehicles and robotic systems.
In a number of tasks for the current year, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia noted the upcoming improvement of the Arctic search and rescue units of the department, as well as their equipping with modern models of equipment, while paying due attention to personnel training and the development of information technologies.
“At present, the speed of processing space images and building orthophotomaps on their basis has increased significantly. Previously, it took about 17 hours to process 70 images received from unmanned systems – now we spend about 4 minutes on this,” V. Yatsutsenko noted. This significantly reduces the response time, and therefore minimizes losses.
To date, with the help of artificial intelligence, the department has compiled about 1 million territorial safety passports. This year, work in this direction will be continued.
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