Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief of the Russian Federation

01/29/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/29/2018 06:12

Emergency Ministry’s rescuers ensure safety at Bandy World Championship

The 38th Bandy World Championship has started today in the city of Khabarovsk. Teams from 8 countries are going to compete for a week with forces and facilities of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Ministry being on duty to ensure fire safety and respond quickly to possible accidents at the Yerofei Arena.

Several divisions of Khabarovsk fire and rescue force, rescuers of the Far Eastern Regional SAR Unit and Amur Rescue Center - some 50 people and 6 specialized vehicles in all - are on duty every day. All the vehicles have modern rigging, while firefighters and rescuers have necessary gears. In addition, police and paramedics are also tending to the Bandy World Championship venues.

Before the Championship started, fire and rescue crews had held exercises to practice their actions in case of fires and coherence of all emergency services. Employees of the State Fire Inspectorate together with the organizers of the Championship had made sure that fire safety code was complied with at all the venues, had checked fire escapes and had held fire safety briefings with the staff and volunteers.

Spectators of matches will be able to watch educational videos on conduct in different crisis situations that will be shown on the screen of a mobile warning complex set outside the main entrance to the Arena.

The forces and facilities of the Emergency Ministry's Khabarovsk Territory Directorate are put on high alert for the period of the Championship.