Test by smoke and fire: firefighters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Sevastopol underwent a period of psychological training
Saving human lives and promptly extinguishing fires are the main goals in the work of firefighters. To effectively complete tasks, they need to constantly improve their skills, consolidate skills, develop physical endurance, fortitude and the ability to withstand stressful situations. Therefore, emergency department specialists systematically undergo a number of trainings, including psychological training on the firing range.
This test is carried out in full equipment, using personal respiratory and visual protection devices. Everything is like in a real fire: raging flames, pressure from the barrels hitting your feet, the enveloping blackness of smoke. The distance was divided into the following stages: straight ladder, tunnel, overpass, vertical rise. To step into the maelstrom of the elements and overcome all obstacles, you need courage and an iron will.
While going through the appropriate fire zone simulators, personnel are exposed to dangerous fire factors: high temperatures, dense smoke. The exercises are practiced as part of a group — units of the GDZS, so everyone can feel in a non-standard situation. There were also newly arrived employees among the training participants; they passed this test for the first time. The excitement in their eyes was visible, but more experienced comrades provided support, – the press service quotes Nikolai Zelensky, lieutenant colonel of the internal service, deputy head of the service, head of the duty shift of the fire extinguishing and emergency rescue service of the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations for the city of Sevastopol.
The Sevastopol firefighters of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations passed another dangerous test of fire and smoke successfully, in compliance with all safety measures and requirements for the quality of task performance. 96 personnel took part.
source: press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Sevastopol