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odkb On May 31, 2015, the final day of the joint exercises of the rescue units of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held.
The theme of the exercise: "The actions of the rescue units of the CSTO member states in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Central Asia."
   The exercises took place in two stages. At the first stage, on May 30, the alert and deployment of the Operational Groups and rescue units of the CSTO member states were tested.
    At the second stage, rescuers from Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan carried out practical rescue operations and worked out questions of interaction.
 During the exercise, training and exchange of experience in conducting search and rescue operations in various conditions were improved. Nine training sites were identified that simulated emergency situations of various types. Each of the places had its purpose, stages and conditions of passage. 
   Rescuers carried out work on the search and rescue of victims from destroyed buildings, at industrial facilities, in zones of chemical contamination. They dismantled debris, eliminated the effects of destruction of a container with a highly toxic substance, worked out elements of chemical intelligence, provided medical assistance in the field. Also in the course of the exercise, the deployment of the assembly points and the field camp for the population left homeless, the rescue of victims of the mudslide came down.
   Upon completion of the exercise, the heads of the operational teams and rescue units were heard on the activities carried out during the rescue and other necessary work.
   The rescuers of the Collective Security Treaty states during the exercise not only improved their practical skills in eliminating the consequences of a devastating earthquake, but also exchanged experiences on rescue operations.
    In general, the maneuvers of the rescue units of the CSTO member states have shown that joint forces are able to successfully cooperate in dealing with emergency situations.
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