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On December 28, a press conference on security issues during the holidays was held at the Izvestia MIC press center.

Representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, the police, the National Guard and the Station of Ambulance and Emergency Medical Aid took part in the discussion of issues of personal safety of citizens. A.S. Puchkov.

Denis Zobkov, head of the Department for Supervision and Preventive Work of the EMERCOM of Russia, noted that the number of fires increases annually on New Year’s holidays. As a rule, during this period in the country, on average, about 6 thousand fires are recorded. More than half of them usually occur due to careless handling of fire. Other common causes of fire are emergency operation of electrical equipment and networks, as well as violation of the rules for the design and operation of furnace equipment.

Moreover, 5% of all fires were caused by improper handling of pyrotechnics. Every year, fire and rescue units in the first decade of January go to more than 70 such cases.

To prevent such situations, experts advise to strictly follow the instructions when launching fireworks and not to give pyrotechnics into the hands of children.

Another danger in the upcoming holidays is also traditional and associated with going out and going on the ice of reservoirs. As noted by the head of the department of the State Inspection Service of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, Andrei Pechenin, now the water areas are covered with ice, the thickness of which has reached a safe level in many regions. However, there is still a threat of places where there is vegetation, a fast flow of water, where springs gush or streams flow into the river, sewage from utilities and industrial enterprises – here the ice is less durable, like along the coast, it can be cracked. The danger lies in wait for children who like tobogganing and skiing from a steep bank with a trip to the ice. Parents need to constantly monitor the pastime of their children, excluding them from going out on the ice unattended.

As the participants of the press conference noted, the operational services are ready to ensure security in the coming holidays. All measures will be most effective only with the prudence of the citizens themselves. So that the holiday does not turn into a tragedy, you must be careful and observe personal safety measures.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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