The US Forest Service has handed the firefighting and personal protective equipment to firefighters in the Exclusion zone
Within the cooperation framework between SAUEZM and US Forest Service the firefighting and personal protective equipment were purchased and transferred to the SSE «Pivnichna Pushcha». Previously, the representatives of the US Forest Service visited the forest fire stations of the enterprise, assessed their fire-fighting potential and identified the needs of firefighters in additional equipment.
«The cooperation with US Forest Service lasts for 3 years, and during this time the emergency response system in the Exclusion zone has undergone significant positive changes. With the support of the US Forest Service a monitoring and fire early detection system was created, the technical background and firefighters’ qualification were strengthened, and the idea of establishing the Coordinating Center based on the National Interagency Center model in the US is now in progress of development», - emphasized Head of SAUEZM Vitalii Petruk.
In particular, firefighters of the Exclusion zone have received protective clothing, backpacks to extinguish fires, basic belt weather kit and containers for drinking water.