MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
April 30 at the Emergencies Ministry celebrate the 370th anniversary of the Day of the formation of the fire brigade of Russia. The history of the fire service in our country began in 1649 with the royal “Mandate of city blessing”, where for the first time at the state level measures for fighting fire were defined. The modern State Fire Service as part of the Russian Emergencies Ministry is a powerful operational structure that performs numerous fire fighting tasks, eliminating emergency situations, providing assistance in road accidents and in other difficult situations.
Every year, firefighters extinguish an average of 150,000 fires, while saving hundreds of thousands of people. Today, the fire brigade of Russia has almost 470 thousand people. These are employees of the Federal Fire Service EMERCOM of Russia, employees of the subjective, municipal, departmental and private fire brigade, volunteers. There are about 2,000 fire fighting garrisons in the country, which include more than 24,000 units. Every year they make up to 2 million visits.
In recent years, Fire Day has gone beyond the professional holiday. In many cities, it is celebrated on a large scale, the events enjoy visiting whole families. Among them are parades of modern and retro fire equipment, exhibitions of fire and rescue vehicles, fire relay races, competitions for children, field kitchen work. Traditionally, during celebrations that are held in all divisions, the best firefighters are honored and presented with state and departmental awards.
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