Deputy Defence Minister Ruslan Tsalikov opened the Emergency area international competition of rescue units
Today, in Sergiev Posad, Moscow Region, in the 84th Interspecific Centre for Retraining and Advanced Training of Specialists named after Marshal of Artillery Boychuk E.V., the opening ceremony of the international professional competition for servicemen of emergency rescue units "Emergency Area", which is held as part of the International Army Games, took place.
The competition was started by the First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Ruslan Tsalikov.
He noted that the issue of ensuring security is complex and to solve it, it is necessary to combine the efforts of various departments and organizations, as well as the availability of highly qualified and well-trained specialists in various fields of activity. One of the forms of demonstrating such skills is the International Army Games.
The main goal of the competition is to demonstrate the teamwork and skill of the teams, which are extremely necessary for the implementation of emergency rescue measures, solving issues of joint cooperation in modern conditions.
This year, teams from the Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Mali, the Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Abkhazia, the Republic of Belarus, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic came to the competition.
During the three stages, the participants will have to demonstrate their skills in overcoming contaminated areas using special protective equipment, passing a fire assault lane and a rescue lane with a 12-meter climbing wall, transporting equipment through rough terrain by car, working with an emergency rescue tool, as well as the release of the "victims" from the rubble and firing from standard weapons.
Ruslan Tsalikov also noted that “every year the interest of foreign partners in the International Army Games held in the Russian Federation is growing. They have already become a notable world event and every year they are gaining popularity and gaining more ardent fans."