MIL-OSI Russian Federation: The State Central Airmobile Rescue Team EMERCOM of Russia (“Tsentrospas”) – more than a quarter of a century in the service of salvation

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On March 13, 1992, in accordance with a decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, the State Central Airmobile Rescue Team EMERCOM of Russia “Centrospas” was created. Over the years, thanks to the activities of the Centrospas detachment, more than 50 thousand people around the world have received a chance for rebirth.

Today, Centrospas is a mobile, highly efficient group of forces, equipped with timely technical means, capable of performing the most complicated emergency and search and rescue operations anywhere in the world. The main units of the squadron are search and rescue, cynological and medical services, as well as services of airmobile rescue technologies, internships and advanced training, communications, engineering, road transport, software and information support, and others. Each rescuer squad owns several specialties.

The main purpose of the detachment is to respond to emergencies related to natural disasters and man-made accidents, to assist people, and to preserve the production potential.

The “Centrospas” detachment operates in round-the-clock duty at the base, which is located near the Ramenskoye airfield. Modern special equipment and equipment with which the detachment is equipped, make it possible to effectively conduct search and rescue and emergency operations in case of earthquakes, floods, man-made disasters, etc.

The detachment provides round-the-clock readiness of rescuers, vehicles, equipment and equipment for quick and effective actions aimed at saving lives, preserving production potential in any geographic point of the Earth. Willingness to travel to the emergency zone by car is up to 30 minutes, to take a helicopter – up to 1 hour, to take a plane – 3 hours.

On the detachment’s account, eliminating the consequences of more than 600 major international, federal and regional emergencies: earthquakes in Neftegorsk, Turkey, Sri Lanka, China, Haiti and Japan, working on the roof collapse of the Transvaal Park and Basmanny market in Moscow at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, participation in a rescue operation in Beslan, Magnitogorsk. Another unique operation is the dismantling of an emergency emergency cableway across the Dniester River in Moldova, where work was carried out at an altitude of 18-25 meters above the river.

The airmobile hospital is part of the Centrospas unit. In 2016, he entered the top three global register of emergency medical teams, created by the World Health Organization (WHO). This confirms the compliance of the airmobile hospital “Centrospas” with WHO international standards and the willingness of specialists to provide qualified medical assistance in the disaster and disaster area. There are no analogs of the airmobile hospital, so the experience of working with it is adopted by foreign colleagues.

In December 2016, the airmobile hospital with the doctors of the Centrospas squad worked in Syria. Russian experts provided high-tech medical assistance to residents affected by the shelling by militants of terrorist organizations. According to the results of the humanitarian operation, EMERCOM of Russia donated an airmobile hospital to Syria.

In 2016, the detachment once again confirmed the title of the search and rescue squad of the “heavy” class according to the INSARAG international standards system. In the whole world there are no more than two dozen such detachments. Therefore, on the basis of the Centrospas detachment, young specialists, including rescuers from other countries, are being trained and trained according to international standards.

Information on the activities of the “Centrospas” for 27 years:

Done more than 59,000 trips.

Saved more than 10,000 people.

Assisted about 42,000 victims.

Departures for emergencies:

abroad – more than 200 times;

federal and regional – more than 450 times;

with the use of aircraft and helicopter medical modules – more than 350 times (more than 1000 victims were evacuated).

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

MIL OSI Russian Federation

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