The Krasnodar Territory fire and rescue divisions have demonstrated today modern rescue technologies and high level of training as part of the All-Russian Labor Protection Week in Sochi. The event held to develop safety and keeping workers’ health on duty became the most massive one.
A showcase exercise was attended by deputy minister of emergency situations Vladlen Aksyonov, head of the Emergency Ministry’s Krasnodar Territory Directorate Alexander Tararykin, specialists of the Southern Regional SAR Unit and Sochi fire department.
Simulated rescuing of people took place on the premises of the Main Mediacenter of Sochi at two points simultaneously. According to the first scenario, there was a traffic accident – two vehicles collided, passengers of one of them were trapped inside vehicle. A crash squad on fire and rescue motorcycles BMW-G1200GS and employees of the Southern Regional SAR Unit were dispatched immediately. The rescuers extricated people from the vehicle and passed them on to medical workers of the Emergency Ministry so that they could get necessary aid inside a resuscitation ambulance van.
At the second point, workers of the Sochi team of the federal fire service evacuated people from the roof and the second floor of an exhibition center using latest rescue technologies. The firemen deployed a tower rescue mechanism and an inflated rescue/jump cushion, the so called Cube of Life. The Cube of Life is a special rescue device designed to evacuate people from burning buildings and during emergency situations when other rescue means (fire escapes, aerials) are impossible to be used. The victims were successfully evacuated from the accident area.
Deputy minister for emergency situations Vladlen Aksyonov highly appreciated professionalism of the firemen and speed of their work.
“Such an exercise gives an opportunity to show unique fire and rescue equipment and gears, check their use, introduce modern innovative technologies to help victims. Once more all participants of the exercise demonstrated coherence of their actions,” he stressed.
An exhibition of fire and rescue equipment used by Sochi divisions was held also as part of the All-Russian Labor Protection Week. There were firefighting and rescue vehicles, including all-terrain ones, quads, motorcycles, air flow management unit, snow and swamp-going vehicles, UAVs – 16 specialized and unique vehicles in all.
This year was declared the Safety Culture Year at the Emergency Ministry. This way, Emergency Ministry consultation centers are going to operate in the Mediacenter, where visitors of the exhibition will be able to get answers to all questions about human and territory protection.
On 12 April, specialists of the Emergency Ministry are going to hold a round table “Features of special assessment of labor conditions of firemen and rescuers” and will answer different questions.