Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This October, Moscow Fire Department #11 located in Zelenograd turned 45. It is the oldest fire department of the city which extinguished more than 5 thousand fires and saved over 200 lives.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Among institutions the department is responsible for are the prefecture of Zelenograd, a high-rise business center, two hospitals, a church,  a recreation center, several factories, etc.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

‘Fire Department Specialized in Conflagration Type of Fire #11’.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The crew numbers over 90 firefighters; 90 % of them are certified rescuers. 13 firefighters have been presented with ‘rescue’ awards, and 4 received ‘bravery in a fire’ awards.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

There are 4 fire teams in the fire department and each one has its own fire trucks and specialization.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The fire bluster tank truck is the first to arrive at any fire.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

That is why only most experienced firefighters are allowed to work with it.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The truck has a 3200-liter tank, a fomer, a firewater monitor and a pipe.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

It is more than just a tank truck because it is literally stuffed with all kinds of emergency rescue equipment.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

It has a lot of space and even a firefighter in his 30-35 kilogram outfit feels comfortable in there.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

An older version of the fire bluster tank truck, the so called a fire hose/pump vehicle. It has a 1000-liter foamer and a fire hose/pump storage bay.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Naturally, fire ladders carry no water either. The ladder may reach the 10th-12th floor and at the same time, the vehicle is pretty compact. It also has a petrol generator which enables the firefighter use any electric tool.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The other day they received a new 55-meter fire ladder equipped with a lift.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This vehicle is equipped with a smoke sucker and a generator. It is the only vehicle of its type in the city.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This ‘bus’ carries searchlights, extension cords, additional air cylinders, etc.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

These fire bluster tank truck and fire ladder are maintained in operating condition, although they have been replaced with newer vehicles.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This Ford Transit transports the management team.  In the trailer there is a 230-kilowatt portable power station.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Movable control stations of the prefecture of Zelenograd.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This is an armoured shield which protects firefighters from explosions.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Uniforms are kept on special shelves. Firefighters have 25 seconds to put it on.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Here they store additional fire hoses.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Here they wash them up.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

They dry fire hoses out in this tower.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Firefighters begin their workday at 9 a. m. with checking their equipment.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Accepting new equipment, each firefighter checks its functionality with the help of a special tool and sand glass.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

These are two masks (one for the firefighter and the other one for the victim) and an air cylinder.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

In this room firefighters study.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The room is equipped with a film reader for firefighters to watch training films.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

‘Technical Characteristics of Fire Trucks and Aggregates’.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Give way to special transport!

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The fire department also has a kitchen, a recreation room, a gym, and shower rooms.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

In the gym, they keep awards which they’ve won at different contests.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Recently they began to reconstruct the department and the first thing to be reconstructed is the sports ground.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Pay attention to this ‘fence’. It is made of a fire hose.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Chief of Fire Department

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

These are some presents given to firefighters by children from schools and kindergartens who came here for excursions.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This award has been presented to Chief of the Department

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Deputy Chief. He, just like his boss, started his career as a regular firefighter.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Helmets. Each figure depict on the helmet corresponds to the position of its owner: triangle to deputy chief; square to chief…

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Central Fire Communication Center and Gas and Smoke Protection Service of Zelenograd are situated in the fire department.  Two dispatchers work here on a twenty-four-hour basis.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

These screens show necessary information. They plan to equip it with GLONASS in future.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

This is a database of all socially significant objects of the city, such as schools, hospitals, kindergartens, etc., equipped with a fire alarm.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The dispatcher has more duties than one may think. Apart from handling phone calls, he/she should carry out a preliminary analysis and decide which team should be sent to extinguish the fire; if necessary, the dispatcher should send additional fire trucks.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Dispatchers working in fire departments are under surveillance by the chief dispatcher from Moscow who can any minute give a practice fire alarm to see if the department is well prepared.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire trucks’re leaving the department because they’ve just received a call from a woman claiming that she saw smoke coming out her apartment.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Later in turned out to be a false alarm.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

They record phone conversations and videotape everything that’s going on in the department and keep it for half a year in case someone files a claim or something.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

The main duty of workers of Gas and Smoke Protection Service is to provide all the three fire departments of Zelenograd with working air cylinders.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Pumping the air into cylinders. In this room they maintain special microclimate.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

At night dispatchers sleep by turn, for 4 hours each.

Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd

Filled cylinders and mask hermeticity get checked on special equipment.

Location: Zelenograd

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9 thoughts on “Fire Department #11 of Zelenograd”

  1. Thanks for this.
    I am a firefighter/paramedic in the United States. Always in interested in seeing how my brother and sister firefighters operate around the world.

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    • This is a special turbine which removes smoke from the premise the fire-fighters are about to enter – to improve visibility and help breathing the people which might be still inside. The most dangerous factor of any fire is not the flame itself but smoke – people easily get disoriented inside of a building and die from choke or poisoning by gas products of combustion.

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  2. I am a volunteer fire/paramedic. that had the privilege to work in the aftermath of 9/11. I’m honored to see these pictures of fellow brothers and sisters that risk everything for others. Great post!!!

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