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Rescue Day

In 1995, the Day of Rescuer appeared on the calendar of professional holidays in Russia on the basis of a presidential decree. This day is dedicated to all those people who perform their professional and civic duty, eliminating the consequences of man-made and natural disasters, saving people during fires, floods, earthquakes, and other disasters. Over the years, Russian rescuers have been awarded not only numerous official awards for courage, heroism, and timely assistance in case of accidents, but also, more importantly, awards from millions of people who are grateful for the quality of work done by rescuers. These awards - words of gratitude and recognition for the work and the desire to come to the rescue.

Rescue Day

Today, December 27 Russian rescuers celebrate their holiday, while not for a moment without turning off from the readiness mode to advance to the aid of those who need it.

On the eve of the Day of Rescuer, Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Vladimir Puchkov congratulated the rescuers of Russia. A number of EMERCOM employees were assigned regular and special ranks on the basis of presidential decree No. 764 of December 13 2014 of the year “On awarding military ranks of senior officers, special ranks of the highest commanding staff and higher special ranks”. Awards were received by those employees of the department who showed themselves most actively and professionally.

MES in its current form leads its history since the formation of the Russian Federation. The date of the celebration of the Day of the rescuer was not chosen by chance. After all, it was 27 on December twenty-four years ago (in 1990) that the department was formed, which would later acquire the recognizable abbreviation of EMERCOM - the ministry of emergency situations - as it is shortly called in Russia. The Ministry, whose first and multi-year head was Sergei Shoigu, was created on the basis of the Russian Rescue Corps that existed at that time for several months, later renamed first the Emergency Committee (State Committee for Emergency Situations), and then (in 1994) today EMERCOM of Russia.

Unfortunately, there is no way to present statistics on how many lives were saved thanks to the coordinated and efficient work of Russian rescuers over the years. There is no exact statistics on the number of humanitarian events, among which, for example, the delivery of humanitarian aid to Novorossia. However, despite the fact that such statistics are not available, it can be said with confidence that Russian rescuers conducted tens of thousands of successful operations not only in Russia, but also abroad. The result of these operations were the saved people, their property, the presented hope for the restoration of normal life.

An earthquake in Neftegorsk, a flood in the Amur region, fires in the peat bogs near Moscow, hundreds of man-made disasters, disasters aviation, other transport, the consequences of monstrous terrorist acts - and in all cases, Russian rescuers showed exceptional professionalism, doing their job in such a way that I sincerely want to thank them for it.

On a holiday, I don’t want to talk about anything other than the holiday itself, but when preparing this material, an article about the Emergencies Ministry of Russia and the activities of rescuers in the “open (as she calls herself) encyclopedia” - Wikipedia drew attention. It seems that everything is as usual - something from the story, something from today's days, but somehow an entire paragraph immediately struck the eye, which tells about a number of episodes of services. Forgive the team of “Military Review” rescuers, but it is simply impossible to pass by such a “coverage” of events.

We represent the very “Wikipedia” paragraph, which for more than a year and a half (and partially over two years) “tells” readers about the work of the Emergencies Ministry, to put it mildly, in a very peculiar form and far from encyclopedic presentation:
Emergency rescuers come to the place of the fourth or fifth. The first to arrive are the police, fire and ambulance, municipal or regional rescue services. The time of readiness of rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations is four hours and more. For example, during the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP (occurred at 8: 13 local time), the first to arrive at the station were the fire station no. 8 of the Emergencies Ministry, located in the village of Cheryomushki. Two hours later, a group of firefighters arrived from Sayanogorsk, “at lunchtime” arrived the rescue vehicles of the South-Siberian rescue squad in the Republic of Khakassia. 29 March 2010, the Ministry of Emergency Situations helicopter flew to the subway 30 minutes after the explosion in the Moscow metro, and later ambulances. The 346 th Red Banner Rescue Center EMERCOM of Russia (01630 military unit Kolpino (St. Petersburg) for emergency response to possible emergencies highlights a consolidated mobile squadron with readiness 1,5 hours. 03 June 2012 at 23.40 MSK in Maritime Rescue Coordination Center St. Petersburg from the captain of the vessel, which was in the area of ​​responsibility of Russia, received a request for urgent medical evacuation of the patient 85 for years, who had internal bleeding. A negative response was received to the request for helicopter involvement from the North-West Regional Emergency Center and the North-Western Aviation Search and Rescue Center. A Finnish Coast Guard helicopter was involved.


After reading such information, it is not at all easy bewilderment: what was it? .. An employee dismissed for some sins or his deceived wife writes? In this case, the facts of these feats, of which thousands, and which were made by rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, do not consider “informative” Wikipedia necessary. But there is no point in presenting claims to Wikipedia, since it is completely understandable by what “wikipediosity” this project was sharpened.

Better back to the holiday.

The Day of Rescuer is a holiday of those who devote themselves to the performance of a service aimed at the readiness to render assistance to a person who has been one-on-one with trouble.

In just one 2014 year, EMERCOM employees took part in extinguishing more than 120 thousands of fires. The largest number of fires in this case was recorded in such regions of Russia as Moscow, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk regions, Primorsky Krai.

Thousands of people were saved on the water, including through the use of modern technology, as well as timely response to signals from citizens and municipal authorities.

EMERCOM employees for the first three quarters of the current (2014) year participated in the elimination of more man-made 280 emergencies - from helping people injured in road and rail accidents to eliminating the consequences of domestic gas explosions in residential buildings and industrial enterprises.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry is honored with the most complimentary words from foreign colleagues, who appreciate the professionalism of their colleagues from Russia and the advanced methods they use to rescue people and eliminate the consequences of accidents.

On such a day, it is impossible not to say not only about the work of the rescuers that is so important for the country and the population, but also about the record of the ministry itself. The Ministry of Emergency Situations is the only ministry of the Russian Federation, headed by for more than two decades (considering the Emergency Committee) there was one person - Sergei Shoigu, who today, as we know, is headed by the Ministry of Defense. The presidents came and went, the chairmen of the government changed, and the Emergencies Ministry with its head demonstrated consistently coordinated work.

It is this stability, coherence, social and state benefit that attracts many young people to serve as rescuers who, we hope, will take into account the experience of older generations and continue their activities, which are part of the tasks of the rescue ministry, as it is often called in Russia.

For reference: while many citizens of the country will celebrate the arrival of the New Year, 400 thousands of EMERCOM employees will be on duty throughout the country.

Congratulations to all the rescuers of the Russian Federation on the holiday!
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  1. SamSeBse
    SamSeBse 27 December 2014 06: 10
    Congratulations on your Professional Holiday!
    One of the brightest representatives of the profession
    "Confident PC user"
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 27 December 2014 06: 19
      All rescuers of the country with a holiday !!! drinks
    2. tanit
      tanit 27 December 2014 07: 24
      Sometimes turns itself into 500 demons of Nokhchi. laughing
    3. Civil
      Civil 27 December 2014 09: 50
      Thank you for your work! good I saw in the work - all the professionals.
      1. ispaniard
        ispaniard 27 December 2014 11: 02
        Happy holidays to you guys! Thank you for your hard and holy work! Health, health and health again !!!

        Separate congratulations to Kuzhugetovich - FORMER RESCUERS DO NOT HAPPEN!
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  2. Balamyt
    Balamyt 27 December 2014 06: 29
    Among the mass of holidays established in Russia after 91 years, this one is just from the category of real ones!
    Happy holiday friends! Knowing what YOU are, living somehow calmer! love
    Special thanks to Sergey Shoigu!
  3. avvg
    avvg 27 December 2014 06: 46
    You quickly get used to good things, after 1991, this is the only well-functioning service for saving people (MES). HOLIDAY YOU !!!
  4. Humpty
    Humpty 27 December 2014 06: 50
    I do not have a Russian passport, but I consider this holiday to be my. Happy holiday!
    1. fairmen
      fairmen 27 December 2014 11: 00
      Congratulations to you colleague !!! but I want to upset all of you, of course, the work is very complicated and dangerous, and the number of fires is certainly not true, and thanks too, there’s nothing special to say, in order to fight for statistics, the Ministry of Emergencies makes real fires false or you can put out the garbage all night and 10 there are five sheds in five 2 drove 3 firemen and in the morning the inspector arrives and draws up his garbage with ridiculous truth, well, the payment is correspondingly very huge, the fireman receives 10 thousand in the first year, the driver is also 10 thousand and 12 for him, the ceiling can have an employee and a certified guard in one guard their salary will vary by about 2 times so okay then something i felt sorry for everyone with the holiday
      1. Humpty
        Humpty 27 December 2014 11: 36
        Quote: fairmen
        but I want to upset all of you, of course, the work is very difficult and dangerous, and the number of fires is certainly not true

        I greet you! Holiday, let’s not talk about sad things today. If there is a topic on another day, it will be possible to discuss some little things in life associated with this work, difficult and poorly paid.
  5. sub307
    sub307 27 December 2014 06: 50
    Join the congratulations! Very necessary service.
  6. Leonidych
    Leonidych 27 December 2014 06: 55
    Shoigu molorik! and the Ministry of Emergency Situations created and raised and put things in order in the army, now it can also be for the presidency ....
  7. ZU-23
    ZU-23 27 December 2014 07: 08
    Happy holiday savior! You are doing a great thing!
  8. Starshina wmf
    Starshina wmf 27 December 2014 07: 12
    firefighters in the Ministry of Emergency Situations are not like a native child. Everyone gives them the last. Even the monetary maintenance differs from the rescuers in a smaller direction. Although the firefighters do the lion's share of the work.
    1. Cat
      Cat 27 December 2014 15: 40
      At one time, one employee told me about the withdrawal of firefighters from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and their attachment to the Ministry of Emergency Situations "did they sew a shirt to a button"? hi
  9. sv68
    sv68 27 December 2014 07: 17
    I know several firefighters personally, I saw them in action goodto all the ministers of the Ministry of Emergencies, firefighters, ambulances, rescuers, give you GOD health! good WITH HOLIDAY drinks
  10. yurikh
    yurikh 27 December 2014 07: 24
    I support, Sergey Shoigu has now been raised from the ruins of the Ministry of Emergencies and now he has raised the Army. Thank you Sergey Kuzhugetovich. Happy holiday rescuers.
  11. tanit
    tanit 27 December 2014 07: 26
    The guys do not live in vain.
    Well, and three times Hurray! Hooray! Hooray !!!
    1. fairmen
      fairmen 27 December 2014 12: 24
      it’s a pity that the lifeguard’s day is only once a year
  12. tanit
    tanit 27 December 2014 07: 33
    There are statistics on those killed in road accidents, there are statistics on how our country (Russia) is dying out.
    And give statistics - how many people did these guys save?
    They saved, and in fact, that is typical when they saved, they did not think about statistics.
    Once again - three-hooray! Hooray! Hooray !!!
  13. Vityok
    Vityok 27 December 2014 07: 38
    MOE WITH A HOLIDAY! love good drinks
  14. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 27 December 2014 08: 21
    Help me.... drinks laughing
  15. parafoiler
    parafoiler 27 December 2014 09: 27
    From the Aircraft Search and Rescue Service of all involved - Happy Rescue Day! So that others can live!
  16. cergey51046
    cergey51046 27 December 2014 09: 46
    Congratulations to all the rescuers of Russia on the holiday!
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 27 December 2014 10: 04
    : The naked woman at males gaining 500 classes in an hour, and how many classes are worthy of these

    Happy holiday men!
  18. Linda
    Linda 27 December 2014 10: 06
    Congratulations to rescuers on a holiday!
  19. Clueless
    Clueless 27 December 2014 10: 09
    Scrap job. But someone should do it. Work for true men and patriots of their homeland. Happy holiday!
  20. emercom1979
    emercom1979 27 December 2014 11: 24
    Happy colleagues! I wish you all quiet duty and calls only with congratulations !!! Fires separately Dry sleeves!
  21. Barakuda
    Barakuda 27 December 2014 11: 33
    We are somehow all rescuers when it impatient. BUT ,, Happy holiday to YOU! Do not drink a lot, otherwise the degree will not be the same at the hose. drinks
    In practice, I know - holidays and weekends, a nightmare.
  22. Dimitr
    Dimitr 27 December 2014 11: 40
    Rescuers! Happy holiday !!!
  23. emercom1979
    emercom1979 27 December 2014 11: 47
    People, I can't resist !!! Bragging !!! My older sister was named "Colonel of Internal Service" !!! In the holiday order !!!
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda 27 December 2014 11: 54
      Gosha. No, Well, we need women, without them in any way. CONGRATULATIONS !
      I have a gunner at the "Rapier" - we carry it in our arms, for 2 km the projectile lays down in a suitcase. And with the men, no, no. smile
      On the contrary, they nicknamed Vasilisa. 30 pieces of greenery Kolomoisky gives for death.
  24. Ruslan 56
    Ruslan 56 27 December 2014 13: 39
    Happy Holidays!
  25. 020205
    020205 27 December 2014 13: 41
    Shoigu created without a useful structure, ruined the fire department! From which of his pictures in the whole site?
  26. Siberian
    Siberian 27 December 2014 13: 58
    Yes ... everything was on the way of creating and establishing this service and always and everywhere it helped on the ground: in villages and towns, districts, cities, regions, national formations and republics ... Without this = army = assistants of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation, and before that, the Committee was a simple regular bureaucratic structure ..... As it was at one time and no and yes it is manifesting now ... And so I congratulate on this Holiday all those who are really on = earth =, and not in offices, where reports and reports on liquidation are being prepared, are engaged in the elimination of certain disasters, be it a pipe rush, a house fire, a forest fire, rescuing people and any other rescue actions .. So it turns out that in a host of generals, colonels, majors etc. those who are sitting on paper, scribbling reports or just standing behind the rescuers ... we stopped seeing ordinary citizens involved in prevention, rescue or liquidation, they don’t wear stars, they don’t receive any orders, in rare cases, medals and departmental signs of the Ministry of Emergencies. ... But for them, this activity is daily and urgent work ... So, on the occasion of those who provided and provides warning, salvation, help and at the same time create glory, and strengthen the power and greatness of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation.
  27. goblin xnumx
    goblin xnumx 29 December 2014 20: 05
    the fireman himself is now a worker - I consider it a holiday; I congratulate those who celebrate him about the current Minister of Defense - silently, about the button to the shirt, though