11:50, June 24, 2022

On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg

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The Fire Department of the Northern capital celebrated its 219th anniversary.

On June 24, 1803, Emperor Alexander I signed the Nominal Supreme Decree: “In order to improve the city administration in St. Petersburg, as well as in order to make the life of its inhabitants easier as possible, we command: to make a special team of firefighters of soldiers and to charge funds from city revenues annually for its maintenance”.

The created team consisted of 11 units and became the first professional fire brigade in Russia. At that time, the strength of the fire brigade was 1602 people.

It was in the city on the Neva that the country's first university of a fire-technical profile was opened (now St. Petersburg University of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia named after the Hero of Russia, Army General Evgeniy Zinichev), fire-applied sports were born, special services were created with special equipment, gear, equipment and specially trained people: gas and smoke protection and water protection, communication and lighting services. The organization and further development of these services ensured the extinguishing of fires in the shortest possible time and with the least damage.

The history of the fire department of St. Petersburg is full of true examples of the courage and heroism of the fighters. During the Great Patriotic War and the Siege of Leningrad, firefighters fought heroically against fire in the besieged city. More than two thousand Leningrad firefighters gave their lives fighting the fire. On July 10, 1942, the fire department of Leningrad was the first in the country to be awarded the highest award - the Order of Lenin.

Today, the fire department is part of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The arsenal of current firefighters includes modern equipment, advanced combat uniforms, ships and boats for various purposes, aviation and robotics. But no matter how wide and rich the arsenal of the fire department is, the decisive word always remains with the person. At all times, firefighters came and come to the rescue at the first call.

And today, on their professional holiday, St. Petersburg firefighters are preparing to ensure the safety of graduates on the holiday of the Scarlet Sails.

The total grouping of the Fire and Rescue Garrison of St. Petersburg, which ensures the safety of the holiday, will be more than 150 personnel and over 40 pieces of equipment.

On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
On June 24, the Day of Fire Department of St. Petersburg
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