The Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has taken part in the briefing session of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and has presented the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin two documents for strategic planning of the Russian Emergencies Ministry by 2030. Both documents were approved by the President.
The Emergencies Minister presented drafts of two Decrees: “On approval of Basics of state policy on protection of population and territories against emergencies by 2030” and “On approval of Basics of state fire safety policy by 2030”.
The first document was developed to provide stable socioeconomic development of the country by decreasing risks and threats and creating conditions for life safety of people.
“Measures taken to protect the population and territories against emergencies over the last 5 years allowed minimizing damage and mitigate over 1,800 in shortest terms possible, rescue over 1.5 million people”, said Vladimir Puchkov. “As of today we formed the strongest task force of the State Disaster Management System, which includes over 1.4 million people and over 200,000 units of equipment. These forces efficiently complete tasks to mitigate natural disasters and man-caused emergencies.
The Emergencies Minister also said that the SSDMS management system is also being improved, versatility and efficiency of rescue forces is constantly increasing due to implementation of new multifunctional vehicles and equipment.
But at the same time, new threats, risks and dangers appear every day. This is why modern world requires state authorities, local governments and organizations to develop new approaches.
“The draft of the Basics of state policy on protection of population and territories against emergencies describes approaches and ways of provision safety of the population in modern world. New approaches to prevention and mitigation of emergencies and life safety of population were developed in this document”, said the Minister.
Adoption of this documents allowed creating conditions for timely prevention of emergencies despite the scale and transience of emergencies, expand capabilities of the comprehensive monitoring and forecasting system. Additionally, the document also provides for further development of the managing bodies and personnel of the SSDMS through implementation of new risk management mechanisms and decreasing the impact of emergencies.
The document also provides development of international cooperation and mechanisms for mutual aid in mitigation of major emergencies, strengthening international cooperation and positions of Russia on the international scene.
“Implementation of the Basics of state policy on protection of population and territories against emergencies will boost national security by decreasing the number of emergencies by 6-8% and economic damage by 8-10%”, stressed Vladimir Puchkov.
The other presented document is a draft of the Decree of the Russian President “On approval of Basics of state fire safety policy by 2030”. For the first time in 360 years of the fire service history, the Decree describes state policy in fire safety. The Decree was developed to provide necessary level of protection of personality, property, society and state against fires.
“Over the last 5 years, we have achieved good results in fire safety field. Over that period we decreased the number of fires by 14%, the number of people, who died in fires by 25% and the number of injured by 19%. Direct damage to property was decreased by 15%”, reported the Minister Vladimir Puchkov to the President.
The Emergencies Ministry also said that completion of tasks set by the Basics of state fire safety policy allows creating necessary conditions for development of housing, infrastructure, social services and implementation of socioeconomic projects.
Adoption of the document is going to be instrumental in implementation of new mechanisms for prevention, harmonization of legal and technical bases in fire safety. Additionally, universal structure for all fire fighting divisions will be created to boost their mobility and efficiency. The document also provides conditions for development of fire fighting technologies and techniques, featuring robotics, UAVs, modern monitoring, communications, fire fighting and medical equipment.
Adoption of the Basics of state fire safety policy is expected to decreased the number of fires by 15% and the number of people killed in fires by 35% in comparison with 2016.