Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center

The motto of the week: Rescue on mountain rivers

RSHC motto for this week is “Rescue on fast water”. The group of Balkan specialists began with the course on the topic “Search and rescue on mountain rivers” in St. Petersburg. At the same time, operational group of the Center held practical training about flood response on Ibar River in Serbia.

The complex training was held jointly with specialists of the Emergency Management Sector from Serbian Ministry of Interior. Russian rescuers lowered boats to the water and navigated on mountain streams.

Taking into account the sad experience with the floods in May 2014, we can’t underestimate the power of water flows and its danger. Russian rescuers stressed the high professional level of local specialists. Russians and Serbs have repeatedly demonstrated successful joint work, in particular, during rescuing of human lives from the flooded areas of Obrenovac.