The solemn event, timed to coincide with the festive date, took place on the territory of the historical building of the Prechistensky fire station, where the EMERCOM Main Office for Moscow is now located.
The event was attended by Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Ilya Denisov, Head of the EMERCOM Main Office for Moscow Sergey Zheltov, Chairman of the Council of Veterans of the EMERCOM Main Office for Moscow Leonid Korotchik, current employees and veterans of the fire brigade, as well as family members of employees, killed in the line of duty.
By tradition, the holiday began with the sounds of a solemn march performed by the orchestra of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in Moscow. The banner group brought in the flag of the Russian Federation and the Banner of the EMERCOM Main Office for Moscow.
On behalf of the Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Evgeniy Zinichev, Deputy Minister Ilya Denisov expressed his gratitude for the service to active firefighters and veterans of the fire service. Also, Ilya Pavlovich noted that the Moscow fire and rescue garrison has always been paid close attention not only by the leadership of the Ministry, but also by the leadership of the country: “You are entrusted with a responsible task - to provide fire protection for the capital. Happy holiday to you and dry sleeves! "
Head of the EMERCOM Main Office for Moscow Sergey Zheltov congratulated the personnel of the Moscow fire and rescue garrison and noted that he was glad to stand in the same ranks with professionals, heroes and people with a capital letter. “Thanks to your personal contribution, our Moscow fire and rescue garrison is one of the best performing in the country. This is confirmed by thousands of saved lives. With your work, courage and bravery, you have rightfully won the authority and respect of Muscovites and guests of the capital. " Also, Sergey Alekseevich turned to the veterans of the Ministry, expressing his gratitude to them for their experience, knowledge, kindness and wisdom. "Despite the well-deserved rest, you continue to engage in various social activities and help all of us make the right decisions."
For the courage and dedication shown during the elimination of the consequences of emergencies, high performance in service activities, the successes achieved in preventing and extinguishing fires, as well as for his great contribution to the development of the State Fire Service of the EMERCOM of Russia, Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Ilya Denisov presented departmental awards - Medal of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia "For Distinction in Elimination of the Consequences of an Emergency Situation", "For the Commonwealth in the Name of Salvation", "For the propaganda of the rescue business", as well as gratitudes of the Minister of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia Also, the gratitudes of the Mayor of Moscow were given.
The event ended with the laying of flowers at the monument to the Firefighters of Moscow, which is part of the architectural ensemble of the Prechistensky fire station of the 19th century.