Second exercises of rescue units of the CSTO member states

08.06.2014
      
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - From the 5th to the 7th of June 2014, the second joint exercises of the rescue units of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization were held at the basic training ground for the rescue units of the CSTO member states “Rock City - Astana”.

The subject of the exercise: “Actions of the rescue units of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in case of liquidation of accidents at chemically hazardous facilities”.

   Representatives of the CSTO secretariat, task forces and rescue units of the CSTO member states from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia and the Commission on Emergency Situations and Civil Defence under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan took part in the exercise.

   In the course of the exercise, the Provision on the procedure for the response of the CSTO member states to emergency situations was applied in practice. An algorithm was developed for the actions of the emergency authorities when managing rescue units during emergency and other urgent work in the emergency area, which increased the level of interaction between rescue units during the elimination of accidents at chemically hazardous facilities and exchanged experience in organizing and conducting rescue operations. in case of emergency response.

   The exercises were conducted in two stages. At the first stage, the operational groups were briefed on the accidents that occurred in the city of Almaty and in the districts of the Almaty region at chemically hazardous facilities that use highly toxic substances in their production. According to the scenario, ammonia emissions occurred, which led to the formation of zones of chemical contamination with the entry of settlements into them. Operational teams, together with the operational headquarters and the territorial bodies of the Emergencies Ministry of Kazakhstan, have worked out solutions to eliminate the consequences of man-made emergencies.

     At the second stage, rescuers at the training sites carried out rescue operations in coordination and in cooperation with the operational headquarters.

      Upon completion, the joint exercises of the rescue units of the CSTO member states were summed up; a briefing was held for the media. Representatives of foreign delegations were introduced to the mobile control center and training sites of the landfill.


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General view of the base polygon.

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Setting the water curtain.

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Major General Valery V. Petrov, Vice Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Disinfection

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Assisting conditionally affected

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Transportation conditionally affected from the top floor of the building

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Evacuation conditionally affected