On June 22, the Derzhavinsky campus hosted the opening of a training course for representatives of volunteer search and rescue associations from 10 regions of the Central and Siberian Federal Districts. The three-day training is organized by the National Center for Missing and Injured Children. Representatives of the center also invited employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia to exchange experience.
Until June 25, the course will be attended by volunteers, cadets and students undergoing training in the profession of "rescuer" and various military specialties. The volunteers will have to go through the most intensive of all the training courses presented in the country. The experienced instructors will control all stages of event. The training course is adapted to the specifics of the terrain, climate and geography of a particular region.
Oleg Zatsepin, Head of the EMERCOM Main Office for the Tambov Region greeted the participants of the gathering, wished them to acquire skills and abilities, to successfully pass all the tests.
The course is devoted to the issues of tactical-special, technical, topographic and medical training of search and rescue officers, the basics of organizing tactical search operations, handling special technical means and equipment, methods of providing first aid to minor victims.
About 120,000 people go missing in Russia every year, 45,000 of them are children. The missing people are mostly found within a few days after being lost in case of a well-developed interaction between employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and volunteer organizations,