At the invitation of the Emergencies Ministry of Abkhazia, psychologists of the Center for Emergency Psychological Aid of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have carried out a set of training exercises in prevention and mitigation of emergencies in the city of Sukhum.
Theoretical and practical exercises were dedicated to the following topics: Rendering of emergency pre-psychological aid to affected in emergency situations”, “Peculiarities of working with acute stress states”, “Psychological prevention and correction”, as well as practices with search and rescue operations with search dog units and psychological follow-up during emergency situations.
Firemen, rescuers and psychologists are working in the most adverse conditions: tight timelines, extreme situations, uncertainty of situations. This profession requires not only finely trained professional skills, but also an ability to control own psychoemotional state. This allows getting more experience in the profession and preserve your own resources to render efficient aid to the injured in emergencies.
Emergency psychological aid includes such elements as psychological diagnosis, training and rehabilitation. All these directions are aimed at maintaining professional health and provision of efficient work of Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists.
According to results of joint consultations with the management of the Emergencies Ministry of Abkhazia, the Russian Emergencies Ministry intends to further assist Abkhazia in this direction.