Photofact: Emergencies Ministry parade 2017 in Minsk

Photofact: Emergencies Ministry parade 2017 in Minsk

The Fire Service of Belarus celebrates its 164th birthday.

Every day Emergency Services fighters have up to 100 emergency calls.

According to the statistics, more than 3000 people were rescued in 2017.

The professional day was celebrated with a parade in Minsk. Spectators could see retro and samples of modern machinery. Rescuers, rescuers of the next generations and veterans marched through the street. Water show was quite impressive. Besides aviation and engine boats, spectators could see acrobatic performances.

Vladimir Vashchenko, Emergencies Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
All tasks need to be completed. Emergencies do not have a celebration or a day off. Therefore, I always wish the rescuers luck in their service, to return home as the came for service- strong and healthy. They are always awaited for and welcome there.

The celebration was continued in Gorky Park.

People could try on uniform or find themselves in a smoke camera. Celebratory events were held in regional centers as well.