MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On December 22, on the eve of the Day of the Rescuer, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin held a meeting at the National Crisis Management Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The Prime Minister congratulated the head of the emergency department, Yevgeny Zinichev, on being awarded the rank of General of the Army and the entire team of employees on the upcoming professional holiday and the 30th anniversary of the Ministry.
As M. Mishustin emphasized, the EMERCOM of Russia today is a powerful state structure, which is entrusted with the most important task for the country – the protection of people and territories from emergency situations.
“This year alone, more than 100 thousand people were saved. About 150 thousand were evacuated from places of increased danger. But the most important thing is that the Ministry of Emergency Situations strives to work primarily on the prevention of dangerous incidents, conducts a very large informational and explanatory work, ”said M. Mishustin.
According to the Prime Minister, the activities of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have made it possible to significantly reduce the scale of emergencies and the damage from them.
During the meeting, the Head of the Department E. Zinichev noted that in 2020, units of the Russian Emergencies Ministry took part in the elimination of 324 emergencies, extinguishing more than 420 thousand man-made fires, carried out trips to more than 89 thousand accidents, as well as 3.5 thousand accidents at water bodies.
“This year, thanks to the active use of digital technologies, as well as timely measures taken, the costs of eliminating the consequences of emergencies and compensation payments were minimized. I would like to note that earlier these payments reached 6-8 billion rubles annually, ”E. Zinichev stressed.
The minister added that wildfires in the Krasnodar Territory, Voronezh and Rostov Regions, the spill of oil products in Norilsk, as well as adverse natural events in the Far Eastern Federal District showed the readiness of the Unified State System for Prevention and Response of Emergency Situations to act as intended.
The meeting also discussed issues of digital transformation of the EMERCOM of Russia.
At the end of the meeting, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation presented state awards to 29 EMERCOM employees. “The work of each of you is undoubtedly a daily risk, dedication and a huge responsibility to people and the country. The Ministry of Emergency Situations employs strong people, ”he said.
Within the framework of the working visit, M. Mishustin got acquainted with the technical equipment of the rescue units, stressing that most of the equipment and equipment is produced in Russia. He called for further improvement of the work of rescuers, the introduction of digitalization, the development of integrated security systems and protection against emergency risks with an emphasis on their forecasting and prevention, as well as not to lose vigilance and monitor the situation during the New Year holidays.
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