Month of Safety for children is underway in Russia. The Emergencies Ministry in cooperation with executive authorities is carrying out the event from 15 August to 15 September. The Month of Safety is purposed to educate children and youth how to act in emergencies, teach safety on roads and adapt children to the environment after long summer holidays.
Thousands of life safety lessons have been carried out as of today in educational institutions of our country. There were over 300 of such lessons in Vladimir Region, over 170 evacuation drills in case of fire or other emergencies, 112 trips to Fire and Rescue Stations.
Today is the open day in the All-Russian Research Institute for Fire Safety of the Emergencies Ministry. Six-formers from School No.9 in Balashikha have visited the Institute. They were told about the history of fire service and civil defense in Russia, emergency alarming system, as well as about what the Emergencies Ministry and the Institute do as a whole. The children visited and examined the Robotics Center and the Robotics Fire Station.
The All-Russian Life Safety Lesson was held in Rostov-on-Don in the Park of Revolution. Hundreds of students took part in the event. The display of fire and rescue equipment was set up. The children were able to try on firefighters’ fatigues and put out fires with a fire extinguisher.
The Komi Republic Directorate of the Emergencies Ministry holds a traditional social event. Every person could learn how to use a fire extinguisher, personally test protection equipment in a dangerous environment, sit behind the wheel of a fire engine and hold a real fire barrel in their hands. There also were competitions for the children.
Specialists of the Southern Regional Search and Rescue Center in Sochi also conducted a life safety lesson for children. Children from 5 schools and 1 kindergarten visited the lesson. The Emergencies Ministry’s specialists told about their job, showed specialized rescue equipment on a vehicle, which they use to respond to traffic accidents and other emergencies. They also showed the children equipment, used in smoked areas, such as gasmask, as well as backpack fire extinguishers, used to take out fires.
Over 2,000 schoolchildren from Khimki from 2 schools visited special lessons, organized by the rescuers.
In the town of Solnechnogorsk, the Emergencies Ministry’s specialists and representatives of the Moscow Region Branch of the All-Russian Volunteer Firefighter Society carried out the life safety lessons for students of Gymnasium No.6.
Staff of educational institutions is being instructed on safety, besides lessons with children. The Emergencies Ministry’s employees set up drills for the staff on how to properly evacuate the children in case of emergencies and fires.