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RUSBURMASH fighting forest fires in Buryatia
RUSBURMASH has rendered assistance to the authorities of the Bauntovsky District, Republic of Buryatia, by providing the equipment to fight forest fires.
Employees of Drill Site No. 3 Autonomous Structural Subdivision of RUSBURMASH were the first to respond. For more than two weeks RUSBURMASH employees, Anatoly Ryzhov and Sergey Vedernikov, participated in the fire-fighting operations after they had taken over the watch from their colleagues, Mikhail Sitnikov and Andrey Samokhvalov. An all-terrain vehicle was used to transport water, while a bulldozer was involved in building up a protective barrier that kept the fire from spreading further.
The employees had to work for ten to twelve hours in very hard and hazardous conditions. “In case of breakdowns the equipment was repaired right there on the spot, and all decisions had to be taken immediately. Sometimes, a single wind whisk set the forest area ablaze with new tongues of flame. The fire raged just a kilometre from the industrial facilities, however, joint efforts undertaken by the Emergency Ministry servicemen, the staff of the forestry enterprise and our guys made it possible to localise the fire,” Aleksey Gavrilov, a drill site mechanic, explained
The Administration of the Bauntovsky Evenki District of the Republic of Buryatia has initiated the process of recognizing the heroes of the fire-fighting feat for their valor.