State budget for 2017 there has been planned an increase in the wages of
rescuers and the sum worth almost UAH 600 million for the modernization and
purchase of new equipment. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a visit
to state firefighting and rescue department №13 in Kyiv on Tuesday.
to the Budget 2017, the Prime Minister said: "We have budgeted larger
wages for you, dear officers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. In fact,
all those who received a salary amounting UAH 3 thousand will get since January
1 the wage worth UAH 5 thousand, the one who received UAH 4 thousand will get
UAH 6 thousand. For your department it will amount over UAH 2 thousand for
everyone who works."
is step taken by us to strengthen your logistics base as well. We have planned
nearly UAH 600 million to upgrade and purchase new fire equipment to provide
you with all advanced technologies and a system for effective extinguishing of
fires", explained the Head of Government.
that the number of fatalities resulting
from fires in Ukraine is nearly 2 thousand people annually.
context, the Prime Minister noted that in the framework of the SES reform the
steps should be taken to teach people to be more cautious and prevent terrible
Groysman also stressed the need to maintain security
during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.
Ukrainian Government is well aware that we must support our SES departments and
instead of just talking about it to do concrete steps with regard to salaries,
logistical support, raising the prestige of the profession", said Volodymyr Groysman.
believe that you should be provided with everything necessary to arrive timely
at the scene of accident, to provide assistance efficiently and most
importantly for you to come back alive," stressed the Prime Minister.
of Government on Tuesday visited State firefighting and rescue department № 13
in Kyiv, which is responsible for the major residential areas of the capital –
the Dniprovsky and the Dnistrovsky.
He got acquainted with the logistics base of the department and a modern
firefighting vehicle, as well as got familiarized with the exhibits of the Fire
Groysman transferred to the personnel of the
firefighting and rescue brigade 5 new fire engines purchased for the funds of
the state budget to the tune of almost UAH 19 million. The Prime Minister
believes that such vehicles should be manufactured in Ukraine that will contribute
to the development of the economy.
prefer we could produce such trucks based on the Ukrainian platform. I want to
emphasize that we are rat close in development of such technical solutions it
actually depends on manufacturers and competition. It is important for me to
ensure such vehicle be assembled in Ukraine, work of Ukrainian citizens be in
each element of this truck, and the Ukrainian citizens receive their wages from
each spare part of this vehicle. Hence, the country will develop. Then we will
have economic stability and the prospects", said Volodymyr
that, emergency workers were presented 20 sets of fire protective clothing
(helmets, protective jackets and pants, fire boots, gloves), as well as fire
Groysman communicated with the personnel of the
firefighting and rescue brigade that is on duty, and awarded the rescuers who
had shown courage and professionalism during an emergency response and
extinguishing fire: Colonel of civil protection service Ihor
Shariy, warrant officer of civil protection service Serhii Savenkov and warrant
officer of civil protection service Vadym Luchuk.
Minister also paid tribute to the fallen firefighters and laid flowers to the