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Russian Federation : Emergency Ministry to give Kurgan Region firefighting and rescue equipment to cover some districts.

The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations will supply more firefighting and rescue equipment to Kurgan Region to cover some districts and rural settlements.

Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has met today with governor of Kurgan Region Aleksei Kokorin to discuss operation of the Ministrys regional directorate and territorial subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System.

The Emergency Ministry has supported the offer made by the administration of Kurgan Region that the region should get additional equipment, tools and gears to develop its fire and rescue stations in remote districts and rural settlements, the Minister said.

Mr. Puchkov noted that the two officials discussed all matters of developing the potential of the Kurgan Region subsystem of SSDMS.

We have decided that the Emergency Ministry is going to take some additional steps to develop Crisis Management Centers, to organize cooperation between all services, including using potential of satellite monitoring and forecasting for better preparedness of all Emergency Ministrys response divisions in the region, Mr. Puchkov said.

The Minister and governor also talked about getting ready for spring floods.

We discussed implementation of the decision made at the meeting of the Security Council held last week task was set up to get ready for spring floods, to protect people, social infrastructure and settlements from fires and to take all necessary measures to ensure safety of people considering cycling nature of risks, the Minister said.

Mr. Kokorin thanked the Minister for professional operation of services and the decision made about the supply of equipment.

With that equipment we will improve security of remote settlements and enhance preparedness for spring floods and summer wildfires, the governor said.

There are 363 fire posts in Kurgan Region which have 399 units of primary, special and adapted equipment.

The Minister congratulated the governor on the coming holiday Defender of the Fatherland Day and presented him with a watch of Emergency Ministrys rescuers.

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Date:Feb 26, 2018
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