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The Volgograd Metro Tram became the venue for fire-tactical exercises for fire-fighting and rescue units of Volgograd. Operational services have worked out in practice the skills of evacuating conditionally injured and extinguishing the electric train.

According to the plan of the exercises, one of the cars caught fire in the inner lining. The station attendant immediately dials the phone number “101” and reports the fire to the emergency response services. Employees of the federal fire service act promptly, a headquarters is deployed on the surface, and the first units of gas and smoke defenders immediately go to the subway to reconnoiter the situation. The main task is to rescue the conditionally injured and hand them over to emergency medical personnel, and only then proceed to extinguish the fire.

The underground part of the high-speed tram is equivalent to the underground tunnel. Due to the long distance between the stations and the depth of their laying, it is much more difficult to extinguish a fire at such facilities and for this it is necessary to involve a large number of personnel. Manpower and resources were involved according to the fire rank # 2. The fire fighters were able to work out the actions of interacting with the station staff, the speed of the power outage and the direct practical skills of the fire fighters.

An hour later, when all the passengers are saved, and the conditional fire is extinguished, the participants will be analyzed and evaluated. All services worked in a unified bundle – quickly and efficiently, and the Volgograd firefighters once again proved that they are always ready to help residents.

The Volgograd tram system with metro elements is unique for Russian cities. At present, it connects five out of eight districts of the city by passenger traffic. There are 22 stations on the route, 5 of which are underground and one is a covered flyover. Firefighters and rescuers regularly check the combat readiness of their units and arrange fire-tactical exercises at various facilities of social importance.

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