12 August 2010, Thursday, 18:07

The President of Bashkortostan held a meeting with the rescuers, coming back from Nizhniy Novgorod region

author: Sergey Zakharov | photo: Oleg Yarovikov

On August 12 the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has held a meeting with the chief of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Directorate in RB Marat Magadeev and with the rescuers, taking part in extinguishing of the fire forests in Nizhniy Novgorod region. The head of the Republic thanked the life-savers for their bravery and heroism, displayed by them during liquidation of the emergency situation.

“You’ve coped with your aim quite well and the main thing is that you come back home healthy and alive” – the President RB said.

The rescuers liquidated forest fires in seven settlements in Nizhniy Novgorod region.

“We’ve got great experience in extinguishing forest fires. This problem is of high importance for our region too since forests cover nearly a half of our territory” – the lieutenant colonel of the Federal Anti-Fire Service Alexander Lopukhov said.

The President has promised the rescuers won’t be left without awards. In the nearest future all of them will be rewarded at the Republican level.