Tactical-special exercises, trainings and practical exercises occupy an important place in the activity of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. It is impossible to predict where and under what circumstances the next fire or other emergency will occur. In order to be constantly ready to respond to any emergencies promptly and professionally, firefighters regularly conduct comprehensive work aimed at improving the skills of rescuers. In addition, trainings are aimed to work out joint actions with other emergency services and facility staff in an emergency situation.
So, yesterday rescuers with the participation of emergency services conducted tactical-special exercises on the territory of PJSC "Ichnya Powdered Milk and Butter Plant" in Ichnya town of Chernihiv oblast. According to the legend of the exercises, pipeline breakthrough with an ammonia leak occurred in compressor section, one of the workers was injured. Fire and rescue and specialized units promptly arrived at the scene of the incident, which in special protective suits, respiratory and visual protection devices deployed forces and assets, organized the evacuation of the injured person and, using a water curtain, deposited a cloud of hazardous substance.
On October 22, tactical-special exercises took place in the territory of Khmelnitsky NPP at the integrated support facility to eliminate a simulated fire in the cable half-floor, where, according to a tactical plan, cables and wires caught fire due to overload in the power grid. At the time of the fire and rescue unit arrival, the fire spread to an area of about 70 sq. m. During the exercise, the personnel worked out the procedure for extinguishing a fire in a cable facility. The simulated fire was successfully extinguished.
On October 20, tactical-special exercises took place in one of a shopping and entertainment centers in Dnipro city. In conditions close to the real ones, the fire and rescue units worked out the operative actions of extinguishing the fire and rescuing people in case of an emergency at a facility with a large number of people. Emergency services of the city and staff of the mall were involved in the exercises. According to the plan of the exercises, "101" rescue service received a message about a fire in the building of the mall after activation of an automatic fire alarm. Rescue units immediately arrived at the scene. An escalator was on fire on the 1st floor, as a result of which there was a lot of smoke. There were 8 people in the supermarket, and another 7 on the territory of the cinema. Firefighters found and evacuated people with a ladder from the cinema. In general, during the exercises, the deployment of forces and assets was carried out, the search of injured persons and evacuation of people from the premises were conducted, the extinguishing of a simulated fire was carried out and the interaction of the employees of a mall with emergency services and rescuers was worked out.
Such exercises are constantly conducted by emergency workers to develop and improve practical actions in carrying out rescue and other emergency actions and will continue in the future.