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Federal Rescue Service team has took part in the emergency drill on the Deaflympic venue

The complex Federal Rescue Service drill in cooperation with other field services took place today in Khanty-Mansiysk. According to the background story, the hotel “Olympiyskaya” was set on fire.

According to the personnel of the emergency operations centre of the Federal Rescue Service of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, the complex drill will take several days and involve various Deaflympic venues and other buildings used during the Games. It is to be noted that athletes, coaches, interpreters of 26 national teams that will come to Khanty-Mansiysk for the competitions will stay in “Olympiyskaya” hotel. Around 600 people will be living in the hotel for the period of the Deaflympics.


According to the background story of the drill, the fire was set on the 8th floor of the hotel. In 7 minutes the first fire brigades have arrived to the hotel. All hotel guests were evacuated, the territory was closed off.

Still one person was not evacuated. According to the background story he was cut-off from the exit by the fire. The decision was made to take him out using the lifting ladder. The mission was successfully completed. In 40 minutes the fire was liquidated, all people were evacuated.

During the drill the modern machinery and equipment of Federal Rescue Service of Ugra were used. For example, the remote-piloted vehicle was monitoring the rescue process.

It is to be noted that during the Deaflympics additional security measures, not used for such sport events before, will be taken. In particular, sport venues will be equipped with enteroscope for checking hand-luggage. To notify athletes with hearing disorders in case of emergency situations vibrobracelets were bought.


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