12 thousand employees of the Ministry of Emergencies to ensure security at the Olympics 2014

The main group will include approximately 7 thousand rescuers and firemen. Additional forces will be provided by the city and the Krai. Up to 2 thousand machinery units will be utilized during the Games, including the mobile complex for information and alerting of people.

“Security will be ensured by virtually all firemen, rescuers of the Southern Federal District, and all regions within this Federal District”, – Alexander Kobyatsky, Deputy Director of the Southern Regional Center at the Ministry of Emergencies, has stated.

According to him, the preparation was started in 2010. The rescuers used this period of time to conduct 12 trainings and work out test competitions.

English translation by BSN