More than 70% of malls in Russia meet fire safety regulations, show results of the joint inspections by the Russian Emergencies Ministry and the Prosecutor’s General Office, carried out after the fire in the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo.
More than 10,000 malls were inspected. About half of them had serioud violations of fire safety regulations, but thanks to the taken measures, violations were remedied in more than 2,500 of them.
Automated fire alarms were fixed in 600 malls, more than 340 malls remedied failures in emergency alarming and evacuation management systems. 217 malls were equipped with smoke protection systems, evacuation routes were cleared out in more than 1,000 malls, while more than 270 malls acquired primary firefighting equipment.
Orders were issued to every single found violation during the inspections. Control over remediation was established, necessary consultations were provided. Regional divisions of the All-Russian Volunteer Firefighter Society, the Russian Union of Rescuers, as well as the Opora Rossii all-Russian organization for small and medium businesses were involved into the inspections.
More than 27,000 lessons and 17,000 drills were carried out featuring the administrations and staff of the malls to practice joint actions of fire and rescue divisions and staff of the facilities.
More than 50,000 staff underwent fire evacuation training. Owners of the cinema halls are advised to show the visitors clips on fire safety and instruct them on evacuation rules.