The Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has awarded the best UAV crew in the Northwestern Federal District within the VI Society for Safety Forum of the Russian Emergencies Minister and Non-governmental organizations.
The first in history competitions between UAV crews took three days in the Vytegra Arctic Training and RescueCenter. 13 teams took part in the competition. Specialists from the NevskyRescueCenter, the Northwestern Search and Rescue Unit and students from the Saint-PetersburgUniversity of the State Fire Service of the Emergencies Minister competed to be called the best UAV crew in the Ministry.
Participants competed in theoretical knowledge, the fastest assembly of a UAV, as well as resolving of tactical and practical tasks during search for injured people.
The participants also carried out a demonstration for the visitors of the Forum, featuring 21 UAV. Pilots showed sport maneuvering, simultaneous handling of several UAVs at once, low-altitude flying, as well as flying with dancing elements.
The Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov personally handed awards to the winners. The team of the Saint-PetersburgUniversity of the State Fire Service became bronze winners, the second place was taken by the Karelia Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The winners of the competition were the team from the Komi Republic Directorate of the Emergencies Ministry.
“The Emergencies Minister introduces UAVs into every single division, which allows carrying out immediate monitoring of flood and fire situations, as well as monitor other threats and emergencies. It greatly boosts response efficiency to different emergencies and allows rendering comprehensive aid to the injured”, said the Minister Puchkov.
The “The best UAV crew in the Northwestern Federal District of Russia” competition is purposed to improve piloting skills, assess training level of the crews, practical skills in actual tasks, as well as to share experience, knowledge and approaches to monitoring of motorways, power lines and other facilities, finding exact coordinates of an emergency and affected facilities.