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Students of the Ural Institute of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia plunged into the work of an ambulance for a month. As part of an agreement between educational and medical institutions in the region, students of the university take up 12-hour duty as drivers of an ambulance station in Yekaterinburg.

The guys decided to temporarily transfer from the fire truck to the ambulance to help medical staff cope with the large volume of calls and the lack of workers. Students work according to the schedule of full-time drivers – a shift in the morning, the next day at night, then the weekend.

“My father is a firefighter and my mother is an ambulance assistant, now I combine their professions, and they both call me their colleague, I am pleased,” says Nikita Yakovlev, a second-year student at the Faculty of Management and Integrated Security.

Girls get behind the wheel. Sophomore Natalya Serebryakova drives an ambulance along with the guys. The girl admits that at first it was unusual to drive a car larger than a passenger car, but very soon she got used to it and now she does not feel the difference.

Driver students have passed a rigorous selection – they all have a driver’s license, the required experience and driving skills. Before allowing the students on duty, the traffic safety department of the ambulance station assessed their level of training, and the curators of the SSMP conducted training with young people, showing the intricacies of working with a special vehicle and medical equipment.

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

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