State inspectors of the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve protection department will take part in training emergency rescue operations at water bodies. Such an agreement was reached today, July 6, at a working meeting of Deputy Director for Protection of the Commander Islands Nature Reserve Vsevolod Yakovlev and Deputy Head for Anti-Crisis Management of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies in the Kamchatsky Krai Maxim Lepeshin.
During the meeting, Vsevolod Yakovlev introduced the representative of the Ministry of Emergencies with the specifics of organizing the protection of the islands of the Commander Islands archipelago and the adjacent 30-mile water area located within the reserve. The parties examined security issues in detail during planned (raid) events and research in the protected area and discussed prospects for cooperation.
“All security measures in the marine area of the Commander Islands archipelago are associated with unpredictable weather conditions, therefore, ensuring the safety of life and health of employees and guests of the reserve is an important component of our work,” said Vsevolod Yakovlev, speaking out on the initiative of joint exercises. To do this, it is necessary to strengthen interagency cooperation and update the technical means of emergency warning, he added. Deputy Director for Protection of the reserve’s territory also emphasized that all employees, tourists and volunteers of the reserve are instructed on the rules of conduct on water and strictly observe them and there were no extreme cases in the reserved water area.
The participants in the working meeting also agreed to conclude an agreement on cooperation on the prevention and elimination of the consequences of natural and man-made emergencies on the territory of the islands and the adjacent water area. In the near future, a draft agreement on cooperation between the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve and the Ministry of Emergencies in the Kamchatsky Krai will be prepared.