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As part of improving the professional training of gas and smoke defenders in the fire and rescue garrison of the city of Khabarovsk, a special lesson was held with practicing practical actions. Moreover, they studied both domestic and foreign experience of colleagues and for the first time conducted training in specially prepared conditions that simulate an apartment. The seminar was attended by over 50 employees of the city’s fire and rescue garrison.

Gas and smoke defenders are fire protection specialists who are the first to enter an unbreathable environment and search for possible victims, a fire source. The life of ordinary people and those who go with them in one bundle depends on their coherence, accuracy, professionalism.

During the lesson, employees focused on the most important techniques for working in a smoky environment. In theory and in practice, they worked out actions for reconnaissance in small areas, the main provisions and rules for the movement of the link of the gas and smoke protection service, depending on its number – from two to four to five people.

Correct reconnaissance tactics in a smoky environment are very important. It allows firefighters to orient themselves more clearly in an unfamiliar environment or room. Therefore, constant training, mastering advanced work methods, skills and abilities then allow to quickly make decisions on real fires, to clearly build a route of movement when examining premises in order to inspect the maximum area and then be able to find the way back, as well as save a person in trouble.

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