Russia to conduct civil defense training for 40 million people

The Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) of Russia will carry out civil defense exercises, which will involve more than 40 million people across Russia. Interfax news agency reports that this was announced by the director of Civil Defense and Population Protection Department of the Ministry, Oleg Manuilo.

"The training will be held from October 4-7. It will involve more than 40 million people, more than 200,000 professionals from search-and-rescue units and about 50,000 thousand units of equipment," he said. It was also reported that federal executive authorities, heads of regions, local authorities and organizations will also be involved.

In addition, search-and-rescue groups will participate in practicing civil defense measures. During the exercises, the readiness and ability of all the units and components to meet the tasks set before them in a predefined time period will be tested.

"The notification and assembly of the governing federal departments and agencies, executive bodies of the Russian Federation and of local government bodies will be practiced," Manuilo said. According to him, evacuation maneuvers, distribution of personal protective equipment, deployment of sanitary and washing stations will be worked out as well.

"In addition, civil defense construction facilities will be brought into a state of readiness. Emergency warning systems will be checked upon coordination with the regional and municipal authorities," Manuilo said.

It is expected that in the course of training, certain subordinate medical institutions will be inspected for the quality of medical assistance.

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