MIL-OSI Russian Federation: About 400 people participated in a training on fire extinguishing in a forest and oil facility in Chechnya

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

In the Shali district of the Chechen Republic, a command-staff exercise was held in the aftermath of major fires in a forest and oil facility. Two introductory exercises were simultaneously practiced, which made it possible, under difficult conditions, to assess the combat readiness of the services involved to accomplish the tasks for the intended purpose.

At the first stage of the training, the forces and means involved were aimed at extinguishing a natural fire and protecting the village from fire. In parallel with the elimination of fire with the help of special equipment, plowing was carried out to prevent the spread of “fire”. Unmanned aerial vehicles were used for reconnaissance and monitoring of the situation.

The second stage of the exercise began with the redeployment of the forces and assets involved to the oil facility, where, according to legend, there was a transition of fire.

Rescuers extinguished the conventional burning reservoir in heat-reflecting suits. Neighboring tanks had to be cooled with water to prevent the passage of “fire.” The final foam attack, which involved two 50-meter auto-knee fire lifts, allowed to eliminate the conditional fire.

In total, 365 people and 65 pieces of equipment were involved in the command and staff exercise.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should not be perfect.

MIL OSI Russian Federation

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