The Saint Petersburg Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry has carried out a review of forces and equipment, involved in providing safety of residents and guests of Saint Petersburg during summer, as well as respond to possible emergencies.
Specialists of responding divisions lined up in front of the Saint Petersburg arena. The Governor of the city Georgiy Poltavchenko, the Chief Federal Inspector of Saint Petersburg Viktor Minenko and members of the city government greeted the participants of the review. They inspected new equipment at disposal of firemen and rescuers. New aircraft and boats, motorbikes, UAVs and a special Disaster Management Module of the Saint Petersburg Directorate, designed to organize work of the disaster management commissions, were presented here.
A demonstrational drill to practice cooperation of emergency services has been held within the review. Organizers provided several emergency scenarios.
Rescuers had to extricate people from traffic accidents and put a car fire out, featuring rescuers on motorbikes.
Then the attention of the spectators drew a “rescue operation” that took place in the Gulf of Finland. According to the scenario, an amphibious aircraft had to land on water due to malfunctions. Rescuers on motorboats and specialists of the State Small Vessels Inspectorate were dispatched to help. They evacuated the people from the aircraft and delivered them to the shore.
A fire broke out in the lower deck of the Moskva cruiser ship. Part of the passengers abandoned the ship by jumping into water. The rest had to wait until rescuers arrive. Specialists from the specialized fire and rescue unit rappelled from a helicopter onto a burning cruiser and lifted the injured on it.
The review ended into a parade of vessels of various agencies and services. About 300 people and 85 units of equipment were involved into review.