Volunteer fire units today unite more than 400 thousand people in Russia, and there would be more if it were not for the complexity of procedures and excessive organization. Now it is proposed to eliminate the barriers that hinder the initiative of volunteers.
As stated in the Ministry of Emergency Situations, in remote areas, in mountainous areas, in the Far East, of course, one cannot do without voluntary fire protection. In the case of natural fires, it is very important to locate the ignition source and prevent the spread of the fire as soon as possible, before the arrival of professional firefighters.
The simplified procedure for the creation and operation of volunteer firefighters, emphasized the head of the State Duma Security and Anti-Corruption Committee Vasily Piskarev, should help improve the safety of citizens, economic facilities and ensure the protection of property against fires. “But at the same time, it is important to take care of the volunteers themselves, providing them with the support of local authorities, professional firefighters and a system of benefits, the same as already applied to popular squads involved in law enforcement,” he added. .
The Ministry of Emergency Situations transfers goods and equipment to volunteer fire brigades, helps with preparation. But, in addition, the law will allow volunteer fire brigades to earn independently for their development.