Arctic Rescue Center Opens In The Vologda Region
During the the 3rd Russian National Forum "Society For Safety", Vladimir Puchkov, head of the Russian Emergency Ministry, announced the opening of the arctic rescue center "Vytegra" in the Vologda region. Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Federation Council also attended the ceremony.
The decision on establishing of the center was adopted on July 1, 2014. “Vytegra” will have 250 people of staff and will have its own search and rescue service, divisions of training and research activities and a rehabilitation center.
"Vytegra" center that have trained Russian Emergency Ministry specialists before, now will develop modern technologies of life saving in conditions of the Far North and test new types of machinery and equipment. In order to accomplish this, the center was provided with a number of high-tech facilities, a modern educational building with demonstrational equipment for various professional rescue programs and training grounds facilities. “Vytegra” employees can contact any northern region via video conferencing.
The center will cooperate with the State Scientific Center "Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute."
Currently, the Arctic region safety group counts 16 thousand people (including the forces of federal, regional and municipal authorities) and continues to grow.Источник: mchs.gov.ru