Events are being held in every region of the Russian Federation as part of the Civil Defense Month which started on 4 October, the day of the 85th anniversary of civil defense. Fire and rescue stations are holding open days and Emergency Ministry’s employees are giving safety lessons at schools during which children meet rescuers, firemen and veterans of civil defense.
Vladimir rescuers and firefighters have been holding open days for school children since the beginning of the Civil Defense Month. They show children their gears, rescue tools, gas masks and fire and rescue equipment used every day to put out fires and respond to other emergency situations. The children can see the schedule of fire and rescue stations and learn about special features of the service. Not a single tour around a fire and rescue station goes without a safety briefing: firemen remind the children of fire safety rules, how to call emergency services and of responsibility for a false alarm.
An exhibition of equipment used by emergency services was held in the town of Salekhard. It was attended by specialists of Yamalspas SAR Unit, fire department of the town, road patrol service, police department, emergency aid and housing department. Visitors were able to learn how the services work and try themselves as rescuers. Children enjoyed putting firefighting gears on and to sit at the wheel of a fire engine.
Such events instill safety culture in the younger generation helping them act correctly in extreme situations.
Open class “Actions during Civil Defense Alarm” was given by employees of the Emergency Ministry’s Crimea Directorate. They told children about the history of developing civil defense in Russia and in the region, which tasks it handles in modern time, what they should do if there is a civil defense alarm and answered their questions.
To consolidate the knowledge obtained during the class, the Crimean rescuers carried out an evacuation drill. Accompanied by teachers, the children left the school via fire escapes within minutes. After all the participants of the drill were lined up, the principle reported an inspector about full and successful evacuation.