During the working trip, the Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Alexander Kurenkov assessed the readiness of the employees of the main responding units of Khabarovsk to perform tasks as intended.
The Minister solemnly opened the new building of the Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit of the Federal Fire Service of the State Fire Service of the EMERCOM Main Office for the Khabarovsk Territory, which has been operating since 1989. The Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit is the main component of the Ministry's airmobile grouping in the region. 5 special services were created at the unit, armed with 49 pieces of equipment due to the predicted risks of emergencies.
“The construction of a new building for the fire and rescue unit is an important step towards ensuring the safety of the residents of the district. In a modern multifunctional facility, all conditions have been created for the successful service of firefighters, which will help increase the effectiveness of protection in case of fires and emergencies,” Alexander Kurenkov said.
The Head of the Ministry presented state and Ministry’s awards to employees for their significant contribution to saving people, preventing fires, and developing fire and rescue sports.
The Minister also spoke with the personnel and assessed the technical equipment of the Amur Rescue and Khabarovsk aviation rescue centers, the search and rescue team in the settlement of Rakitnoye.
In the Amur Rescue Center, an airmobile group was formed from 2 echelons of 50 personnel and 12 units. technology. In total, the center is armed with 113 units of automotive and special equipment. Aviation in the Khabarovsk Aviation Rescue Center consisting of 19 aircraft provides control an entire territory of Far East. More than 130 certified rescuers, including international class, and more than 160 units of search and rescue equipment are involved in protection of people.
“I’m grateful for every one of you. Every day, you prove that it is not in vain that you consider it your duty to help people, you are always ready to save the lives of others, regardless of the time of day and circumstances. Only a person Oregonian has highest moral qualities is able to fearlessly resist any element,” Alexander Kurenkov emphasized.