State Fire Supervision Officers provide support to election commissions in ensuring fire safety in the premises where voting takes place and at the commission’s work sites.
First of all, the Ministry of Emergency Situations pay attention to the serviceability of the automatic fire alarm and voice alarms. In case of fire, prompt notification and evacuation of citizens are the priority tasks of the administration of the polling station.The evacuation routes and exits are inspected. Specialists check the fire-fighting water supply, the availability of primary fire extinguishing means, as well as the ability to access and install fire equipment on the territory.
During the inspections, the Department’s supervisory authorities conducted 58 thousand consultations to responsible officials, as well as 81 thousand conversations and briefings on the implementation of comprehensive security measures.
As a result of the work carried out, 7.5 thousand violations of established requirements were promptly eliminated.
On the days of the All-Russian Referendum, security was organized by personnel on duty at regional departments at each polling station.