Two Il-76 aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry with rescuers on board are ready to fly to Turkey
The Russian Emergencies Ministry is ready to send rescuers to the Republic of Turkey to assist in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that occurred tonight in the province of Gaziantep.
On behalf of the head of the emergency department, Alexander Kurenkov, 100 specialists from the airmobile detachment of the Russian Emergencies Ministry "Centrospas" and the High Risk Rescue Operations Center "Leader" are on high alert.
“The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia is always ready to help a friendly state whose citizens find themselves in a difficult situation. Our rescuers have all the necessary knowledge and equipment to eliminate the consequences of such emergencies and are already ready to fly into the earthquake zone,” Minister Alexander Kurenkov said.
Russian rescuers have big experience in emergency humanitarian response in conditions of severe destruction caused by natural disasters and man-made accidents.
"Russian rescuers flew to the area of the catastrophic earthquake in Turkey and Syria," - Head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Alexander Kurenkov said
The Head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Alexander Kurenkov sent a group of rescuers to the Turkish and Syrian Arab Republics on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Four aircraft of the Russian emergency department will deliver rescuers from the Centrospas Airmobile Unit and the Leader Center to areas of devastating earthquakes.
Specialists of the EMERCOM of Russia have extensive experience in dealing with the consequences of natural disasters and are ready to conduct search and rescue operations in the most difficult conditions.
The group includes 7 canine crews and more than 100 specialists for rescue operations in the zone of catastrophic destruction. They are equipped with all the necessary equipment for search and rescue of victims.
In addition, Russian rescuers will deliver an airmobile hospital to the emergency zone to promptly provide assistance to victims of the earthquake. More than 40 specialists of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will provide qualified medical care.
More than 100 Russian rescuers arrived to provide assistance in Turkey
Aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations landed in Turkey to assist in the aftermath of the strongest earthquake.
Rescuers brought with them the necessary rescue tools designed to carry out search operations and release the victims. There are endoscopes, acoustic search devices that can detect the victim in the rubble at a depth of up to 4.5 meters, georadar and thermal imagers.
The Centrospas rescue team certified according to the INSARAG methodology, as a heavy-class team is ready to carry out round-the-clock work in several areas at the same time, drones will help them in this, allowing them to conduct reconnaissance and monitoring from the air. There are only three such detachments in Russia, there are more detachments than in other countries of the world.
The airmobile group also included canine crews with experience in searching for victims in destroyed buildings.
In addition, an airmobile hospital with therapeutic, operating and resuscitation units will be deployed in the emergency zone. More than 40 doctors and rescuers will be able to provide qualified medical care.
Rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia, who arrived in Turkey to assist in the elimination of the consequences of the devastating earthquake, were sent to the Kahramanmarazh district. This area was most affected by the disaster.
The first group of specialists from the Emergencies Ministry was sent to a mountainous, hard-to-reach area, which suffered the most serious destruction, in three highly passable vehicles.
Rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia eliminate the consequences of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia have started search and rescue operations in Turkish Kahramanmaras.
Unlike foreign colleagues awaiting delivery to the emergency zone, Russian rescuers quickly arrived in the most affected and hard-to-reach area of the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras and began search and rescue operations. This became possible thanks to the providing of the airmobile group of the EMERCOM of Russia with all the necessary equipment, including highly passable vehicles.
Rescuers carry out inspection and analysis of the rubble of destroyed buildings in the emergency zone. Specialists of the EMERCOM of Russia use an emergency rescue tool designed to carry out search operations and release the victims. Canine crews of the EMERCOM of Russia and psychologists are involved in the work area.
The work of rescuers is complicated by a large number of blockages, destroyed buildings, unstable structures and ongoing aftershocks. Russian rescuers are working with maximum efficiency, because in the conditions of such catastrophic destruction, every minute is precious to save the lives of the victims.
In total, more than 100 employees of the Ministry, as well as a mobile hospital, arrived in Turkey to help in the aftermath of the earthquake.
The Russian rescuers who arrived in Syria have already gone to the work area.
Specialists of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, who arrived to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake today in the Syrian Arab Republic, immediately went to the emergency area. More than 50 rescuers, including 3 canine crews, will search for and rescue victims under the rubble.
A special flight of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will deliver an additional group of rescuers and doctors to Turkey
The Il-76 aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia flew to the Republic of Turkey with the second echelon of the airmobile group. As part of the execution of the instructions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the Minister of the Emergency Department Alexander Kurenkov decided to increase the grouping in cooperation with the Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko.
The special board will deliver 50 rescuers and 11 doctors, as well as 3 units. technology. On board there are psychologists and specialists from the Centrospas Rescue Unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, doctors from federal institutions of the Russian Ministry of Health. The medical team consists of traumatologists, neurosurgeons, surgeons, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists-resuscitators.
Earlier, rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia went to the city of Hatay, where Russians may be under the rubble.
Modern technologies help Russian rescuers in search and rescue operations in Turkey and Syria
To search for victims under the rubble, specialists from the Russian Emergencies Ministry working in Turkey and Syria use endoscopes, georadar and thermal imagers, as well as acoustic search devices that can detect a person under construction debris at a depth of up to 4.5 meters. With the help of such tools, rescuers examine the rubble, identify voids in them where people can be, and search for victims.
To conduct surveys of buildings and reconnaissance of rubble, experts use drones. Drones allow rescuers to assess the stability of structures, as well as develop tactics for conducting emergency rescue operations.
Rescuers have to work with the use of manual emergency equipment. Many buildings in the emergency area collapsed to the ground, leaving large rubble. To remove rubbles, the equipment of Russian specialists has a hydraulic rescue tool that allows to cut rubbles, push apart fragments of concrete slabs, gas cutters, pneumatic and hydraulic jacks.
A group of the EMERCOM rescuers continues to search for Russians in Hatay. Work has been going on since yesterday evening without interruption, specialists are moving deeper into the destroyed building. The estimated location of the citizens is determined.
Information about the Russian family was received yesterday. In coordination with the Turkish side, the rescuers quickly moved from Kahramanmaras to the province of Hatay.
At 14:11 (Moscow time), information was received that in Hatay, cynological teams of the Russian Emergencies Ministry rescued two more people - a man and a woman, citizens of Turkey. When examining the destroyed building, the dogs determined the possible location of people. Rescuers began to clear the rubble and found and take out the victims together with their Turkish colleagues.
Turkey's airmobile hospital has begun to operate
In Kahramanmaras, the airmobile hospital of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, which is deployed in the emergency zone, has begun to. More than 40 doctors provide qualified medical care. The first patients are admitted to the therapeutic, surgical and resuscitation units. The hospital will operate around the clock.
The hospital is located in a residential area, so residents of the nearest houses come first. Elderly people and parents with children come. Most often, the help of doctors is required in the treatment of bruises and cuts - the main injuries received during the earthquake.
Residents are very grateful to the Russian rescuers for such work. In such a difficult environment, it is now very difficult to get qualified medical care. In the coming days, a large number of applications are expected, including from neighboring areas - the doctors of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia are ready for this. Highly professional specialists who know how to work in such situations and know what needs to be done.
In Syria, the EMERCOM specialists visited a rescued man in the hospital
A group of rescuers of the Russian emergency department visited a 26-year-old man in the hospital, whom they got out of the rubble 2 days ago in the city of Jebla. Before that, he had been under the rubble of a collapsed building for two days. Now the young man feels satisfactorily, is conscious.
The EMERCOM employees gave the man a T-shirt and a book from the Leader Center as a keepsake, as the Center’s specialists provided assistance. They wished a speedy recovery.
Work on the territory of the republic continues, including with the participation of canine crews. Now, exploration is being carried out at 3 sites. Since the beginning of the work, rescuers have examined and removed more than 1.3 thousand cubic meters. meters of destroyed buildings. In total, more than 50 rescuers and 3 units are involved. technology.
In Turkey, the grouping of the Russian Emergencies Ministry continues to work in Kahramanmaras. At night, experts examined 4 objects that are fully worked out. During the day, work was carried out at new locations. In total, 7 objects have been examined to date in order to search for living people.
Searches are also being carried out in Hatay, three people (Turkish citizens) were rescued in a day. The search for Russians continues.
For two days, rescuers collapsed 7 weakly reinforced structures to ensure the safety of search and rescue operations. Unmanned aircraft systems are used for reconnaissance from the air.
The airmobile hospital of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia has been fully operational. More than 40 doctors provide qualified medical care. The hospital will operate around the clock.
In total, more than 150 rescuers and 8 units of equipment are involved, including 6 cynological crews and 4 BAS crews.
Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft will deliver humanitarian aid to Syria
There are 70 tons of food for citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic on board two Il-76 aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
The EMERCOM rescuers will deliver humanitarian aid to people in Syria affected by the earthquake. The aid will be transported by the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
There are food and essentials: sugar, flour, vegetable oil, sets of dishes, tents, mattresses, warm blankets and mobile power plants on board the aircraft of the EMERCOM of Russia.
The first plane with 35 tons of humanitarian cargo took off from Zhukovsky airport for Syria. The second side is ready to take off in the next few hours.
More than 50 times psychologists of the EMERCOM of Russia provided assistance in Turkey
Psychologists of the Ministry are involved in the work as part of the airmobile hospital of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. They provide emergency psychological assistance to victims, contribute to the normalization of the psycho-emotional state. To date, more than 50 residents of Kahramanmaras have already applied to them.
Residents of the city are experiencing anxiety and fear associated with the loss of loved ones and the resumption of tremors. Psychologists work with both adults and children with the involvement of an interpreter. The language barrier is not a problem. For children, there are non-verbal and playful methods of helping in the arsenal.
Doctors of the mobile hospital provided medical assistance to more than 110 victims, including almost 20 children. The main appeals go in the areas of traumatology, surgery, pediatrics.
So, today one of the patients urgently needed intensive care with artificial lung ventilation. He was unconscious when people brought him to hospital. Doctors were on time, carried out resuscitation, now the man is in a stable condition. He had documents with him, and in cooperation with the local authorities, he was transferred to a Turkish clinical center.
The EMERCOM hospital is treated not only by residents of the nearest urban area, but also by others. These are patients with chronic diseases on the background of stress and hypothermia, whose health deteriorates due to the lack of living conditions and medicines. Help is also being provided to those who have just been pulled alive from under the rubble. Ultrasound diagnostics allows you to identify certain pathologies or dynamic changes. The victims are given a set of medicines for the first time.
In the airmobile hospital, qualified medical care is provided by more than 40 doctors of the department. The hospital operates around the clock.
Three canine crews provide search for victims in Syria
Specialists of the Leader Center of the EMERCOM of Russia continue to work on clearing debris and searching for victims in Syria around the clock in cooperation with local response forces. Over the past 24 hours, more than 500 square meters of terrain have been examined and 1.8 thousand cubic meters of construction debris were removed with the help of canine crews.
As part of canine crews, there are two Labradors and one Dutch Shepherd. They are trained both to search for living people and the dead. They repeatedly took part in search operations both in the natural environment and man-made - after the collapse of buildings. All dogs are certified, officially admitted to search and rescue operations, passed certification tests in the system of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. Four-legged helpers are distinguished by goodwill, perfect scent, endurance and are psychologically prepared.
Rescuers train their dogs all the time. At the "Leader" Center there is a special base for this purpose. But it's also important to train your dogs in unfamiliar terrain and with different people so they don't get used to the same territory. For this, specialists attract volunteers, students who are ready to help. The smell of the same person should not be allowed.
In addition, in Syria, the employees of the Center also use various hydraulic tools with the obligatory observance of safety requirements. Rescuers work in conjunction, insuring each other. At night, special lighting towers, searchlights and drones for reconnaissance are used.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked Russian rescuers
Today, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in the city of Jebla, where a group of Russian rescuers is working, to personally thank them for their help in eliminating the consequences of the earthquake. Bashar al-Assad was grateful for the work of specialists from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, who are clearing the rubble around the clock in the fight for the lives of Syrian citizens.
Employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Bashar al-Assad about the progress of search and rescue operations, how interaction with Syrian colleagues and international rescue teams was organized, as well as about the humanitarian aid that was delivered to Syria by aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry the night before. They noted that on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Federation is providing all-round assistance to Syria, and the Head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Alexander Kurenkov personally controls the issues of emergency rescue operations.
Special aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will deliver humanitarian aid to the people in Turkey
An Il-76 aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia with a humanitarian cargo flew to the Republic of Turkey.
On behalf of the President and Government of the Russian Federation, 36 tons of humanitarian aid have been formed for Turkish citizens affected by the devastating earthquake.
There are more than a hundred winter tents, each of which is designed for 30 people, and stoves on the board. In the next few hours they will be delivered to the city of Malatya, in Eastern Turkey. The administrative center of the province of the same name was in situated near the epicenter of the strongest earthquake that occurred on February 6.
Alexander Kurenkov: the Russian Emergencies Ministry group is completing its work in Turkey and Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to withdraw the group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry from the earthquake relief zone in Turkey and Syria. This was stated by Minister Alexander Kurenkov on February 14 during an operational conference call.
“Russia was one of the first countries to come to the aid of the affected population. Our rescuers began to search for survivors in the most difficult areas. Heavy machinery has been brought in to remove the rubble. The search and rescue operation is now over. In this regard, the President made a decision to withdraw the group,” Alexander Kurenkov said.
Unlike foreign colleagues awaiting delivery to the emergency zone, Russian rescuers quickly went to the most affected and hard-to-reach areas. This became possible thanks to the equipping of the airmobile group of the EMERCOM of Russia with all the necessary equipment, including highly passable vehicles.
For a week, the units carried out search and rescue operations in Turkey and Syria with maximum dedication. 24/7 in three shifts. The total grouping of the EMERCOM specialists in the two countries amounted to more than 200 people, including psychologists, canine crews and crews of unmanned aerial systems. Under the general coordination of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, the joint work of rescuers of the Kyrgyz and Belarusian Republics was carried out - more than 130 people.
“I want to thank each of you for your dedication, readiness to help and complete the task. I ask you to organize the transfer of your area of responsibility to the relevant services and prepare airmobile groups for departure to permanent deployment points,” the Minister noted.
For the entire period of work, the doctors of the airmobile hospital of the EMERCOM of Russia provided medical assistance to 900 victims, including 240 children. Psychologists of the Ministry helped in more than 130 cases. In Turkey, about 740 cubic meters of rubble were dismantled by hand and 8.4 thousand cubic meters – with the involvement of heavy engineering equipment. Syria exported 5.6 thousand cubic meters. Meters of construction debris, canine crews examined 750 square meters of rubble. To extinguish fires in the Turkish seaport of Iskenderun, the Be-200ChS aircraft performed 73 discharges and dropped 680 tons of water. Il-76 special aircraft delivered 70 tons of humanitarian cargo to Syria, 36 tons were sent to Turkey.
Russian rescuers returned home from Syria
The Airmobile Group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry has completed an international rescue operation in Syria. An IL-76 aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry with rescuers on board landed at the Zhukovsky airport, who participated in the aftermath of the earthquake for a week.
At the airport, the relatives and friends applauded loudly the specialists of the Leader Center. The participants of the humanitarian mission were also greeted by the Ministry's Demonstration Orchestra with patriotic compositions, as well as the National Center for Assistance to Missing and Injured Children.
The Airmobile Group included more than 50 people, including 3 canine crews. All of them completed their assigned tasks.
The arrival of a group from Turkey is expected later.
Group of the EMERCOM rescuers arrived from Turkey
Aircraft of the EMERCOM of Russia landed in Moscow with a group of rescuers and doctors on board. More than 150 specialists of the Ministry have eliminated the consequences of a devastating earthquake in the most affected Turkish province since February 7.
The participants of the humanitarian mission were greeted by the Demonstration Orchestra of the EMERCOM of Russia with patriotic compositions. The relatives and friends met the specialists of the Centrospas Unit, as well as the National Center for Assistance to Missing and Injured Children.
The "Centrospas" rescue team is certified according to the INSARAG methodology as a heavy class team, which is ready to carry out round-the-clock work in several areas at the same time. There are only three such detachments in Russia, it is more than in other countries.
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