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Opening of Rashivka Local Fire Station

09-12-2017

Now Rashivka has own Local Fire Station. Now the dwellers of the villages remoted from the Rayon centre have access to prompt emergency assistance services.

On 8 December 2017, the official opening of Local Fire Station took place in Rashivka, Hadiach Rayon, Poltava Oblast. The Head of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) in Poltava Oblast Volodymyr Salohub, Team Leader of the Project ‘Reform of Municipal Services in Eastern Ukraine II’ Taras Zhuravel, project expert Viacheslav Tolkovanov, Head of Hadiach Rayon State Administration Oleksii Matiushenko, Head of Rashivka Village Council Volodymyr Omelchenko and local community residents attended the opening ceremony.

From now on two fire-fighters and one fire-fighting vehicle will be on day-and-night duty to ensure prompt response and extinguishing of fires in the villages of Rashivka, Lysivka and Kharkivtsi. Overall, there are ten staff members at the Local Fire Station. Next year the number of fire-fighters for around-the clock duty will be increased.

The Chief of Poltava Oblast Emergency Response Service Volodymyr Salohub informed that the works on the establishment and renovation of local fire stations in the amalgamated territorial communities are in progress. He added that the opening of Rashivka Local Fire Station was a remarkable example of effective cooperation between the local authorities and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

‘The employees of local fire brigade and the volunteers – members of NGO Rashivka Volunteer Fire Service are more than just assistants to professional rescuers, from now on they are entitled to respond to a fire scene,’ Volodymyr Salohub pointed out.

It should be added, that recently the employees of local fire brigade and voluntary fire-fighters have completed the relevant theoretical and practical training. Thus, they have received permits and have already been involved in fire-fighting activities in the territory of Hadiach Rayon.

Source: Press Office of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) in Poltava Oblast