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To detect fires help helicopter patrols.

In Moscow because of the heat, increased control over fire safety in green areas and natural areas, where high temperatures may be ignited dry grass. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in Government of Moscow on questions housing and communal services and improvement Pyotr Biryukov.

Metropolitan firefighters and rescue workers are patrolling these areas from the air.

“Helicopters of the Moscow aviation center make daily overflights. Upon detection of fires pilots immediately transmit information to control centers of emergency services, the Deputy mayor said. — All helicopters equipped with overflow device that allows, if necessary, to proceed immediately to extinguish the fire.”

On the eve of the summer season was adopted a number of measures for the prevention of ignition of grass and wildfires. Experts cleared the forest and forest zone from the dry trees, shrubs and herbs prepared the place of water abstraction, aircraft, helicopter pads with access roads to reservoirs. In the settlements adjacent to the forests, made a fire plowing. Its total length amounted to approximately 1.5 thousand kilometers with a width of 25 meters.

For fire protection only in those areas, and has 11 fire stations that employ over 250 people and more than 70 pieces of firefighting and rescue equipment.

“In these districts trained 250 fire water fire arrangement of piers and entrances thereto, of which 141 has a water intake device. In addition to fighting fires created units watering equipment,” — said Pyotr Biryukov.

The main reason for the occurrence of natural fires is failure to observe basic rules of fire safety. Therefore, special attention is paid firemen explanatory work with the population.

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