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Fire drill held in Penza Drama Theater

13:01 | 17.12.2014 | Society


Penza, 17 December 2014. PenzaNews. Fire recovery drills at the site with a massive presence of people were held by the main department of EMERCOM in the Penza region in the building of Lunacharsky Drama Theater, preparing for the New Year and Christmas holidays on Wednesday, December 17.

Fire drill held in Penza Drama Theater

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“We worked through the procedure of victim rescue and the actions of the theater administration in case of a possible emergency,” Alexander Krylov, head of fire fighting and emergency rescue work of the main emergency department of Russia in the Penza region explained.

According to him, the staff of Penza fire rescue team received a “satisfactory” mark.

He added that the regional drama theater belongs to the category of buildings, to which, in case of emergency, they send 12 units of basic techniques and 5 special units.

Alexander Krylov also noted that in the course of the drills, the units work out the methods of interaction with the essential city services.

“They include the center of medicine and accidents, Penza fire and rescue center and police units which threw a cordon and guarded the stock of materials and capital equipment,” he said.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the former building of Penza Lunacharsky Regional Drama Theater was destroyed by fire on January 2, 2008.

The fire, which lasted for about ten hours, was extinguished by all special forces of Penza and Zarechny. According to specialists, the area of fire was about 4 sq. meters. No one was killed or injured.

The cause of fire was a technical fault in the wiring of the building. Short circuit happened in one of the ceiling lamps of the theater, and the fire quickly spread to the attic.

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