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Rescue units of the EMERCOM of Russia throughout the country conduct training to maintain their skills at a high level. Divers in Sevastopol are trained in carrying out special underwater work. In Krasnoyarsk, specialists are practicing parachute-less descents from a helicopter.

For example, divers from the Lider TsSOOR, Tsentrospas, employees of the Main Departments of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea are trained in working in a flooded compartment, welding, cutting and assembling objects under water, as well as assisting an emergency diver.

The decision to jointly train divers from divisions of different regions was made to improve the performance of all participants in the training camp, as well as to exchange experience between them.

At the same time, on the other side of the country, employees of the Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Team, the Siberian Rescue Center and the crews of Mi-8 helicopters of the Krasnoyarsk Integrated Aviation Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry took part in a training session on parachuteless landing in bad weather. It snowed heavily that day.

“Rescuers practiced landing skills in hard-to-reach areas. In emergencies, they have to work in wooded, mountainous areas that cannot be reached by other means of transport. For example, employees of the SRPSO in 2014 landed in the Charyshsky district of the Altai Territory, where they helped their colleagues in the aftermath of an emergency. Then the SRPSO forces evacuated and rescued 124 people, ”said Oleg Yemelyanov, head of the SRPSO paratrooper unit.

After briefing and checking the serviceability of all equipment, the rescuers began training on landing from a height of 20-25 meters on a rope to a platform of limited size. Practiced the skills of descent and a dog handler named Chip.

The pilots of the Krasnoyarsk KASC also honed their skills. The task of the crew was to keep the aircraft at a certain height, exactly above the landing site, taking into account weather conditions and sudden changes in wind direction.

Such training is extremely important for all participants in emergency rescue operations. Automatism of actions under difficult working conditions ensures the safety of both rescuers and those to whom they come to the rescue /

Caption: Oleg Yemelyanov, head of the parachute division of the Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Squad of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

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