Employees of the Moscow Department of Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Fire Safety showed how rescuers prepare to ensure safety on water bodies in winter. How preparation and patrolling takes place in the waters of the Moscow River was demonstrated at the Strogino search and rescue station. The on-site press conference was held with the assistance of the Information Center of the Moscow Government.
-We are ready to provide assistance to those caught in the ice hole or injured on the ice. Winter equipment and equipment are ready, including maneuverable hovercraft “Slavir”, “Khivus” and airboats “Sever 650K”, which will be lowered onto the first ice.
Rescuers have all-terrain vehicles ready to work in winter, and each mobile post is equipped with equipment to help victims,” said Vladimir Volkov, head of the Moscow City Search and Rescue Service on water bodies. – Every day more than 70 people patrol water bodies and coastlines. They prevent people from going out on the ice, monitor fishing spots, winter swimming spots, and natural skating rinks. Ice thickness is measured every day.
It should be taken into account that for public events the ice must be at least 25 cm thick, and for skating – 7-12 cm.