For the first time in Russia, the United Nations is carrying out international training courses in coordination of relief efforts for rescuers. Experienced professors from Germany and Netherlands will teach specialists from the Russian Emergencies Ministry and representatives of Armenia and Belarus with modern software that boost emergency response efficiency. The course will last 3 days in the Siberian Search and Rescue Unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in Krasnoyarsk.
The event was organized to prepare search and rescue units for certification under UN standards (INSARAG). Rescuers will learn to use new software to work in the On-site Operations Coordination Center, which is now a mandatory condition to be certified to render aid to foreign countries.
“The training courses are purposed to teach rescuers about innovations in INSARAG system to make coordination of the international corps of rescuers more professional and streamline emergency response process. Such courses are planned for the whole world, but we decided to start from Siberia”, said the professor from Netherlands Peter Wolf.
Foreign guests admit that they were glad to accept the invitation to Krasnoyarsk, where the team of experienced rescuers is based. Such format of courses also allows exchanging invaluable experience.
“It is essential that this course takes place in Siberia and base of our unit, as we are planning to undergo certification here. All new trends and modern programs will be used to inspect preparedness of the team. We are happy that the best professors and instructors are working with us”, said the Head of the Siberian Search and Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Alexander Kresan.
In 2021 the Siberian Search and Rescue Center alongside the Tsentrospas Team will have to undergo serious challenges and confirm their right to carry out the most complex rescuers operations in any part of the world. Additionally, the Far Eastern Search and Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry has started a 3-year long training to undergo international certification for the first time in their history.