March 1 is World Civil Defense Day. Crimean rescuers held an open lesson at the Artek International Children's Center
March 1st is World Civil Defense Day. All-Russian open lessons on the basics of life safety are held in all regions. Employees of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea decided to hold them not as a standard at a school desk, but in the open air at the Artek International Children’s Center.
One of the most popular areas in Artek among children is the profile of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The children are given the opportunity to try themselves as firefighters and rescuers thanks to the Star of Hope Safety School program, which Artek has been implementing together with the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Crimea for 7 years.
For several years now, employees of the emergency department have been acquainting Artek residents with the basics of life safety, and today, on World Civil Defense Day, employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry provided the children with the opportunity to get acquainted with the basics of rescue work, thanks to thematic classes— said in the emergency department.
On the territory of the camp, firefighters introduced the children to a fire truck and fire-technical equipment, told how this combat equipment is used to extinguish fires. The guys with great pleasure tried on modern firefighter combat clothing, and the most courageous tried to fulfill the standard for putting it on.
There were also plenty of people who wanted to try on a gas mask, including girls. At the command «Gases!» The guys put on gas masks. The evaluation criterion is speed and correctness. Artekites successfully coped with this task.
In the meantime, at another site, employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry taught the guys to cut a metal bar using a hydraulic rescue tool. This tool is used when carrying out work to rescue people affected by natural and man-made disasters, accidents, fires and other emergencies. For the guys, this turned out to be the most difficult task, since the weight of the hydraulic cutters is 14 kg.
We always look forward to classes from the Ministry of Emergency Situations. They are taking over. The most interesting, not only for me, but also for the guys from the detachment, was a master class on supplying water from a fire hose. We got a jet to the very tops of cypresses. The firemen helped us to hold the trunk, as it was not so easy to control it. I also put out a real flame for the first time with a fire extinguisher. In the classroom at school, we were told verbally how to do it. And today I had the opportunity to really try it in action and put out a burning pan— Ksenia Kutuzova from the Rechnoy profile camp shares her impressions.
On this day, thematic sites were also organized on the basis of the fire and rescue unit No. 13 in Gurzuf. Employees of the medical service taught Artek residents the basics of first aid. On the example of a special mannequin, teenagers were taught how to properly carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation activities, apply splints and a tourniquet.
Employees of the RCBZ department arrived on a mobile chemical and radiometric laboratory. The main task of this unit is the organization and conduct of radiation, chemical reconnaissance in the event of an emergency, as well as the assessment and forecasting of a possible situation. During the master class, the children were introduced to the equipment and equipment of the laboratory— noted in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea.
The educational lesson ended with a master class from the staff of the Specialized Detachment. They showed the Artek team the equipment that is used in search and rescue operations in the mountainous and forested areas and taught them how to climb a rope using a jumar through the window of the training tower.
Photo: GU EMERCOM of Russia for the Republic of Crimea.
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