The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations takes special care about security of Russian Presidential elections. Inspectors have run checks at polling stations.
Preparation for the elections started in advance and by now employees of the Emergency Ministry have run fire safety checks at more than 96 thousand polling stations.
They paid attention to good condition of fire alarms and warning annunciators. In case of fire, quick warning and evacuation of people are priorities for the administration of a polling station. The inspectors also examined fire escapes and routes.
They paid special attention to prevention of emergency situations. They conducted more than 100 briefings with those working at polling stations, went through preliminary fire suppression plans and checked sources of water for fire extinguishing.
During the election, forces and facilities of the Emergency Ministry are going to be on high alert. Rescuers and firemen are going to be on duty at polling stations.