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Volunteer firefighters to appear in Ukraine, - Avakov
16:34, 15 September 2016
Volunteer firefighters to appear in Ukraine, - Avakov

Any person from 18 to 60 years with appropriate physical condition can join the volunteers

16:34, 15 September 2016

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Teams of firefighting voluteers will operate in Ukraine. This was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov during his briefing.

According to the Minister, the volunteers will undergo selection and special basic training, with continuous professional development. At the same time, volunteers will be involved only when necessary, so they can have their primary place of employment.

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"They won't get paid, but they will have a number of benefits and social guarantees from the state and local governments," - said Avakov.

According to him, any person from 18 to 60 years with appropriate physical condition can join the volunteers.

As the Head of the Interior Ministry, creation of local fire brigades and training of volunteers has already started in six pilot regions - Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Vinnytsya, Ternopil and Lviv regions.

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