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Improving material and technical equipment will allow to increase the efficiency of emergency response — Ministry of Internal Affairs

12 February 2019, 14:29
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At a briefing in the press center of the Government, Vice Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Ilyin spoke about the preventive measures being carried out for reducing the number of emergency situations.

According to the vice minister, preventive measures taken by the Emergency Committee staff have prevented many tragic incidents. Ilyin notes that there is a decrease tendency in the number of accidents.

In order to increase the efficiency of the emergency departments, a phased work is being carried out to equip it with material and technical means. As part of the Head of State’s instructions, it is planned to increase funding for the equipment of the emergency units. The Roadmap is being implemented, which implies an increase in material and technical base through the purchase of equipment, primarily fire and rescue equipment.

“For several years, we plan to reach at least a nominal figure of 58%, taking into account equipment write-offs, which will allow us to respond more quickly to emergency situations,” the vice minister informed.

At the same time, Ilyin pointed out another problem — the lack of a safety culture among the population.

“The residents themselves are not always responsible for the recommendations given by our inspectors. There is no need for large forces, means and costs in order to cover up the chimney cracks with elementary clay sometimes, preventing the ingress of carbon monoxide. One should always proceed from the fact that education of safety issues, safety culture should be in every citizen. Proceeding from this, accordingly, there will be less tragic cases,” said the vice minister.

Ilyin called on the residents of the country with recommendations for ensuring fire safety among the population.

“The winter period is still going on here, a wave of cold snaps is expected, especially at night. More often, listen to our employees who go to raid events and try to protect your life with their recommendations,” the vice minister said.

Also, Ilyin recommended citizens to purchase special devices to detect gas leaks.

“I also recommend low-cost devices that now technically allow to detect carbon monoxide or natural gas leakage, purchase, install them in your apartments, residential buildings,” he said.

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