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On April 1 under the supervision of the head EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Senichev held a coordination meeting on the preparedness of management bodies, forces and means RSChS Astrakhan region for the fire season.

Opening the meeting, the Minister noted that a fly-over, which he made together with Governor Igor Babushkin, showed disadvantages in terms of fire safety.

The number of fires in the Astrakhan region, associated with the burning of dry vegetation, have increased by 47.5% compared to the same period last year. The situation affects a number of factors, it is winter with little snow, and a sharp increase in temperature and lack of rainfall. All this has led to water shortage of the Volga river. To date, recorded 364 fire station in the river Delta. With the beginning of the year held 466 RAID events in which detected more than 450 fires.

“The human factor in 99% of cases is the cause of fires. I believe that there comes a time when we must move from administrative penalties to the criminal code. This happens from year to year, we are introducing further measures, but the changes for the better a little, so the problem should be solved already by radical methods,” said E. Senichev.

The Minister drew attention to the importance of prevention and surveillance activities in the region, a continuity warning systems and preventive conversations with the locals. He called for greater monitoring of thermococcales with using satellite monitoring to promptly bring this information to municipalities to increase fire breaks along the boundaries of settlements.

I. Babushkin, in turn, instructed the regional ministries and departments to impose on businesses responsibility for monitoring and control of unclaimed lands in the Delta of the Volga river. There occurs a greater number of unauthorized burning of dry vegetation.

“At present, a complex fire situation recorded in the Krasnodar region, Rostov, Astrakhan, Tver, Tula, Lipetsk, Tambov, Voronezh, Ryazan, Tver, Kursk, Novgorod, Vladimir areas, Republics of Mordovia and Chuvashia. Depending on the prevailing situation in the region the heads of territorial bodies of EMERCOM of Russia it is necessary to make proposals on the establishment of a special fire prevention regime in a particular subject,” said E. Senichev.

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