Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center

Training of participants of 8th basic training classes of fire and rescue units at the training complex Shturm

As agreed with the leadership of the Sector for Emergency Management (SEM) of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia, participants of 8th basic training classes of fire and rescue units exercised at the training complex Shturm from October 28th to November 6th, in strict compliance with the sanitary and preventive measures required in a COVID-19 pandemic.

Studies were conducted under the guidance of the Center’s staff, instructors and medical personnel of SEM.

A complete simulation of a burning building with smoke, screams, victim rescue, navigation through the labyrinth and searching for an exit in a limited time was a real test for young firefighters.

The equipment of the complex Shturm allows to observe and control the firefighter activities in the labyrinth, to note the problems and then to analyse and explain the ways to overcome difficulties. At the same time, imitation of screams and smoke helps participants overcome the psychological barrier when entering a burning building.

According to the Center’s data, 460 emergency response specialists have been already trained at the training complex. After the continuous training courses in the period from October 12th to November 6th, 70 employees of the fire and rescue service from "Serbian Airports" and 100 participants of the 8th basic training classes of fire and rescue units have been trained.

Since Shturm has become a part of training for firefighters and rescuers in Serbia, the RSHC staff is working to improve this element of training further and expand its technical capabilities.