Representatives of International Mines Rescue Body visit Emergency Ministry’s National Crisis Management Center rss

08 September 14:46
Representatives of International Mines Rescue Body visit Emergency Ministry’s National Crisis Management Center

Participants of the 8th International Mines Rescue Body Conference have visited today the National Crisis Management Center of the Russian Emergency Ministry, duty staff room, stress relief rooms and others.

The foreign delegation saw technical and technological capabilities of the NCMC while its staff told them about technologies used to monitor accidents, management and satellite monitoring system.

“We actively use satellite monitoring system to make a 3D model of the area. This helps us monitor floods, fires and other disasters,” said deputy head of NCMC Sergei Kalugin. “Based on this data we model the situation and calculate the number of forces and facilities necessary to prevent or to deal with the incident.”

A new satellite ordered by the Emergency Ministry for monitoring disasters is planned to be launched by 2025. The Ministry announced the plan during the III Eastern Economic Forum.

Showing the delegation round, Mr. Kalugin drew their attention to a wide scope of Emergency Ministry’s international cooperation involving international organizations. The Ministry cooperates with 11 CIS, 57 OSCE and 21 APEC member states.

According to the members of the delegation, the visit to NCMC made huge impression on them.

“I have never seen anything like that. It is impressive, it’s like fairytale. The staff actively use high technologies and modern equipment,” said Ben Ingam, employee of West Australian Emergency Situations Service.

Stefan Dreger, chairman of the Dreger executive board, pointed out that the world had much to learn from Russian colleagues: “I am very impressed. No doubt that experience of Russian colleagues can and should be useful to the international community.”

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