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New fire fighting equipment delivered to Chukotka

New fire fighting equipment delivered to Chukotka
Photo: chukotka.rf

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug received new fire fighting equipment as part of the Ecology national project. The forest protection aviation base was replenished with an all-terrain all-terrain vehicle, a wheeled tractor with attachments and a spillway device designed to work on the external suspension of MI-8 helicopters.

According to the press service of the district government, 9,6 million rubles were allocated from the federal budget for the purchase of equipment. By the end of the year, three more motor pumps and two chainsaws will be delivered to Chukotka.

The district intends to update the complete replacement of the necessary fire-fighting equipment before the start of the fire hazard season of 2020 of the year. It will enter the arsenal of PJSC "Base Aviation Forest Protection."

The area of ​​forest fires this summer in Siberia and the Far East amounted to 8,9 million ha. Residents affected by heavy smoke 600 settlements.

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