Minister for Emergency Situations Yevgeny Zinichev is on working trip in Krasnodar Territory on 9 June where he is accompanied by Governor Veniamin Kondratyev. The Minister has checked preparedness of fire and rescue units of the city of Sochi to guarantee safety during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
He got familiar with the operation of the 2018 FIFA regional emergency center and Sochi branch of the Crisis Management Center, visited fire and rescue unit No 19 in the Olympic Park which has some unique innovative equipment in its disposal: vehicles for suppressing fires and rescuing people in tunnels, emergency response motorbikes, quads, an air flow management complex. Fire engines of the unit were replaced by new ones before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. All of them have improved characteristics allowing them to not only put out fires but respond to different emergencies.
During his visit to Krasnodar Territory, Mr. Zinichev awarded ministerial awards to 11 most distinguished rescuers and firefighters who had taken part in responding to large accidents in Sochi. Specialists of the Southern Regional SAR Unit, 10th team of the Federal Fire Service and Southern Mounted and SAR Dog Rescue Center got medals “For distinction in disaster relief”, “for courage during a fire”, “For perfect service”.