In the period from 15 to 26 May, 2023 specialists from 10 ICDO Member States have been trained under the program Ā«Elimination of emergencies at oil and gas facilitiesĀ» in Saint Petersburg State Fire Service University of EMERCOM of Russia. 

University professors held lectures and seminars for the experts and explained the particularities of the organization of the fire safety system at oil refineries. Modern technologies of firefighting and rescue operations at petrochemical facilities were also presented and discussed.

The course program included practical exercises using training facilities and special simulators similar to the elements of oil refineries. They helped to practise the skills of firefighting and emergency rescue operations in an unbreathable environment.

During the program, foreign specialists had the opportunity to get acquainted with the forces and facilities of the fire and rescue garrisons of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region, to participate in the large trainings, to visit important industrial facilities such as KINEF, LLC oil refinery and Transneft Ust-Luga Port, LLC oil depot. They also had time to admire the cultural attractions of Saint Petersburg.