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Senators: Our task is to hear first-hand about the existing problems of firefighters and rescuers

05.12.2023 204

Deputies of the Senate Committee on International Relations, Defense and Security visited the capital's fire stations, the base of the operational rescue team and a number of civil protection facilities in Astana. The trip was organized in preparation for Parliamentary hearings on the topic «Improving the civil protection system».

As part of meetings with personnel of the fire service units of the Astana Department of Emergency Situations, Chairman of the Senate Committee Andrei Lukin said that a bill to amend legislation on civil protection issues is currently being considered within the Parliament.

«This legal act is aimed at improving the social status of employees of civil protection agencies and raises issues of improving fire, industrial and seismic safety. At our parliamentary hearings, we plan to discuss the innovations of this bill, as well as the problems of the civil protection system. Our main task is to hear first-hand what problems exist today and what needs to be changed. For our part, we are ready to bring these issues to public discussion, as well as provide assistance as part of our legislative activities», - the senator said. 

During the trip, the senators visited fire station №17, specialized fire station №2, got acquainted with the work of the operational rescue team, and also visited unit № 6 named after Askar Zabikulin.

The firefighters showed the senators the work of the fire departments, familiarized them with the machinery and equipment, as well as the material and technical equipment of the rescue units.

( Press service of the Senate, 74-72-27. Photo - A. Baizhumanov)

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