Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center

Exercise in Ruma

The Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center is actively involved in the training process of the Sector of emergency situations of the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia’s staff. So these days in the Universities of the EMERCOM of Russia, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, more than 20 Serbian specialists are improving their professional skills.

But, at the same time, preparing RSHC for transformation into a National and Regional training center, its specialists carefully study practical experience of Serbian colleagues gained in local conditions.

On December 7th 2018, representatives of the Center headed by the Deputy director Oleg Ganiyev participated in the final exercise in the National Training Center of the Sector of the emergency situations of the Ministry of the Interior in the town of Ruma.

The training program included various educational issues - “Rescue and elimination of consequences of traffic accidents”, working on the skills and rescue techniques in a smoke-filled tunnel, extrication of a victim from damaged vehicles of various types, including “hybrid” ones– the most relevant problems that the Serbian firefighters have to face in their daily work.

The Russian specialists highly estimated the level of the organization of the exercise and the variety of the issues considered. In addition, it was important to discuss further synchronization of joint plans of the RSHC and the Sector of the Emergency Situations for the training of the national staff, advanced training and educational programs.

A special attention was paid to the training segment of the RSHC and, first of all, the training complexes "Shturm" and "Rescuer Trail", located in the RSHC and the usage of which had already been highly appreciated by the Sector of the emergency situations' Management, together with the usage of classrooms which would be supplied by Russia specially for the RSHC in Nish.

The exercise in Ruma was an important step to improve the skills of Serbian firefighters, it contributed to the development of their training plan in 2019, promoted identification of the most important issues for the Ministry of Interior in Serbia, which will certainly be reflected in the recommendations of the Russian specialists on the training programs of the high educational institutions of EMERCOM of Russia.