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TOMSK, August 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inspected the work of a fire depot of the 5th regional unit of the Federal Fire Service here on Monday.
The premier was reported that the fire depot protects 74 facilities in Tomsk, including the Polytechnic University and the second state district power station. The rescuers went on 76 fire alarm calls and saved 47 people for the first half of 2012. The departure for the fire site is made just within 45 seconds after the fire alarm call, the directorate of the fire depot said.
The prime minister asked about the situation in the city, how many fire alarm calls are coming. “There are few fire alarm calls, there is no fire hazardous period in the city,” a female employee of the fire depot said.
During the inspection of the fire depot Medvedev was showed the control system of respiratory apparatuses and was told that 7,500 fire-fighting volunteers are working in the region. The premier was showed the rooms of leisure and psychological relaxation, where the aquarium is standing and the relaxation music is playing.
Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov, who was accompanying the prime minister during the visit to the fire depot, showed to the latter modern fire engines, which are equipped with the electronic control system. The premier was also showed a research laboratory, where the reasons for the fires are found.
Meanwhile, the rescuers of the fire depot, including two firemen, who saved three people several days ago, were introduced to Medvedev. Two men and a woman got lost in the forest not far from the fire 100 kilometres away from Tomsk and could not get out of there themselves. They have been going through the forest for two days, and then have formed the word SOS in Cyrillic letters on the forest opening that was noticed by the rescuers form the helicopter.