A concert dedicated to the Fire Department Day has been held today at the Emergency Ministry’s State Fire Service Academy.
The concert was opened by first deputy head of the Academy Vadim Basov.
“Firemen have always been distinguished for their high level of professionalism, courage, valor and responsible attitude. Since 2001 when the fire department was passed on to the jurisdiction of the Emergency Ministry, there have been more tasks, but respect has also grown. I would like to especially thank veterans of the fire department for the experience they share with the younger generation. I would like to wish you health, wellbeing and cheerfulness.”
After congratulations, the present held a moment of silence to pay respect to firefighters killed in the line of duty.
Chairman of the Council of Veterans of the State Fire Service Yuri Nenashev said about many-century heroic history of firefighters, told all the present about forgotten massive fires that had happened in many Russian towns when specialists had had to rescue people by covering them with their own bodies. He made emphasis on heroes of the Leningrad siege, who had protected people and houses day and night.
“On the eve of our great holiday, I remind you that this is Russian fire service that is the most advanced in the world, in our country the first foam fire extinguisher was invented and tested. I would like to especially mention that the Emergency Ministry’s State Fire Service Academy develops a lot of methods and latest equipment to improve our work,” he said.
To confirm the above said, by order of the Emergency Minister honored figures and professors of the Academy were awarded with commemorative medals dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Fire Department.
The musical concert followed. Songs about firefighters and variations of the most famous world compositions were performed by the Emergency Ministry’s orchestra and the most talented singers and musicians of our country.