On 15 November, on the basis of the sports complex of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation in the Kostroma region, competitions were held for the provision of first aid to pre-conscription youth. They were organized by the regional department of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, the branch “Rosseti Centre Kostromaenergo”, the All-Russian Volunteer Fire Society (VDPO), volunteers of the Kostroma regional branch of the School of Security, and other organizations and departments. Over 20 teams from Kostroma educational institutions and the Berkut out-of-school work centre took part in the competition.
At nine thematic stages, for each of which one of the organizers was responsible, the schoolchildren were asked to show their knowledge and skills in various situations. They provided assistance to victims of burns, fractures, bleeding, carbon monoxide poisoning, and helped people who got into an accident and fell through the ice. Judges at each stage evaluated the correctness of the action, the level of knowledge and well-coordinated work of each team member.
Kostromaenergo’s specialists organized the “Electric Shock” stage. Young residents of Kostroma responded to questions of an electrical safety test, and also demonstrated their skills in providing first aid to a victim of electric shock - they determined signs of damage, relieved the victim of the effects of current, prepared for resuscitation, performed an indirect heart massage, etc.
According to the results of passing the energy stage, winners were determined. They became high school students of lyceum number 41, school number 4 and number 22. The best participants of the stage were awarded memorable gifts and safety notes from Kostromaenergo.
“We have been one of the organizers of these competitions for over 4 years,” says Alexander Komov, the leading engineer for industrial safety and production control at the branch “Rosseti Centre Kostromaenergo”. “It is gratifying to note that the level of literacy of schoolchildren in the field of electrical safety and first aid in case of electric shock is growing. An important role in this is played by classes conducted by our employees in schools, as well as motivation of children themselves.”