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A joint tactical training session conducted at the Novo-Irkutskaya CHPP on March 22

On March 22, a joint tactical training session was conducted at the Novo-Irkutskaya CHPP in order to provide training to the staff of the units of OOO Pozharnaya Okhrana Irkutskenergo (Firefighting Service of Irkutskenergo) and the Fire Service of EMERCOM of Russia in the Irkutsk region in case of the fire at the Novo-Irkutskaya CHPP.

The aims of the fire drill included:

  • establishing cooperation between different units of the fire service while extinguishing fire at power generation facilities;
  • training the emergency response teams in firefighting;
  • enhancing the readiness of the forces and facilities used by organizations, ministries and departments for firefighting and maintaining the basic functioning of the critical infrastructure facility.

The tactical drills included: exercises for the brigades standing guard in the fire service units of the Irkutsk garrison in case of fire; training in means and methods of fire extinguishing at power plants and of rescuing and evacuating people. In the course of the training of the senior staff of the fire service units of the Irkutsk garrison enhanced their tactical readiness and the power plant staff improved their technical skills related to firefighting and immediate search-and-rescue operations at power plants. The tactical drill also included training communication during fire between fire brigades, teams of Gas-Smoke Rescue Service, entry control points, fire control center and city services, addressed the issues of occupational safety during fire-fighting and search-and-rescue operations.

The representatives of the Fire Service of EMERCOM of Russia in the Irkutsk region assessed the actions of the staff of OOO Pozharnaya Okhrana Irkutskenergo as complying with regulatory requirements. However, in order to promote greater cooperation between the fire units, the Fire Service of EMERCOM of Russia in the Irkutsk region proposed conducting another training session at the CHPP in the nearest future.

Press Service of OAO Irkutskenergo

March 23, 2012
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