During his working trip, Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has visited the Irkutsk Region specialized fire and rescue unit.
He looked into offices and checked the equipment of the unit that ensures fire safety, fights fires and conducts rescue operations. The rescuers have unique fire and rescue equipment and modern hydraulic tools helping them efficiently fight fires and carry out rescue operations.
The Minister awarded the most distinguished of them medals and awards for courage displayed during extinguishing natural and man-caused fires. The firefighters of the unit have been involved in handling large emergency situations both in the region and in other constituent territories of Russia.
Mr. Puchkov gave head of the Emergency Ministry’s Irkutsk Region Directorate Vlaentin Nelyubov a certificate on 2 new KAMAZ fire and rescue vehicles, more than 100 sets of firefighting gears and air packs.