October 9 – holiday date for fire protection of EMERCOM of Russia. On this day, more than 16,000 employees celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the service. Currently there are more than 300 units, which provide protection of sensitive sites, residential communities, medical and educational institutions.
Daily on duty throughout the country intrudes about 2 thousand employees, the calculation is always more than 500 units of special equipment. The same number of firefighters and equipment is included in the reserve units. The staff of fire protection is constantly improving the qualification level at various training events. Here professionals receive knowledge about the technical characteristics used in the division armament, the properties of explosive substances, the features of the architecture and design of protected buildings. Important stage of preparation for many years been involved in joint exercises with the services, centers of Rosatom, etc.
For 70 years of its existence, special forces became pioneers in the field of fighting fires, technological disasters and major accidents. One of the first employees of fire protection of EMERCOM arrived in Chernobyl. On their account thousands of lives saved. Obtained in the course of special operations knowledge has become the basis for the development of instructions and regulations which is not only timely liquidation of fires and their prevention.
Research institutions carry out regular work to develop new fire extinguishers taking into account the latest global trends. In 2017, approved the concept of further development of special units in the period up to 2022. It shows the challenges of fire protection, emergency measures and ways to improve it.