Large-scale exercises in Crimea: rescuers fought forest fires
This week, as part of the implementation of a complex of supervisory-preventive and operational-tactical measures aimed at preventing and eliminating wildfires in Crimea, training fire-tactical exercises were held.
Their purpose is to check the readiness of the leaders and personnel of the RSChS forces of the Republic of Crimea to conduct actions to eliminate emergency situations caused by wildfires and conduct rescue operations in hard-to-reach areas.
The training was attended by: the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea, the State Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Fire Protection of the Republic of Crimea», the State Institution «CRASS «CRIMEA-SPAS», the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Crimea, administrations of municipalities and volunteer organizations— said in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea.
In Feodosia, a simulated fire was extinguished on the southern slope of the Tepe-Oba tract. This is the territory of the Starokrymsky forest and hunting economy, characterized by pine plantations and complex terrain. In the event of a real fire, its elimination will require the involvement of a large number of forces and means. That is why the issues of prevention are given special attention here. With the onset of the fire season, preventive measures are taken on the territory of the entire forest and hunting economy every day.
In the urban district of Alushta, the training took place in the area of the Sudak highway. The participants of the exercises had to eliminate a simulated fire on an area of 5 hectares. It took them just over an hour to complete all the tasks.
In the Yalta Reserve, a simulated fire flared up simultaneously in three places, while spreading so rapidly that it cut off the tourist’s evacuation routes. 49 people and 19 pieces of equipment were involved in rescue operations and the elimination of a natural fire.
In the Simferopol region, the training took place in the area of the local reservoir. According to legend, due to the careless handling of fire by unidentified persons, the forest litter caught fire. Due to the late detection and the complexity of the mountainous terrain, as well as the presence of a large amount of dry vegetation and increased wind, the fire area rapidly increased to 7 hectares. The total grouping of forces and means of the RSChS of the Republic of Crimea amounted to 18 pieces of equipment and more than 60 people.
A set of measures taken has significantly reduced the number of forest fires throughout the entire peninsula. This trend has been observed over the past few years.— noted in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea.
Photo: GU EMERCOM of Russia for the Republic of Crimea.
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