The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at a meeting on Wednesday, January 25, approved the reform strategy of the State emergency service (SES). About it the correspondent of MFN.
«The aim of the strategy is to increase the capacity of the SES in collaboration with other components of the security sector and defense, perform specific tasks to combat threats of national security of Ukraine in the field of civil protection,» reads the explanatory note to the document.
Prepared by the strategy envisages a shift from the system of state supervision (control) in the sphere of fire and technogenic safety to an effective system of prevention of emergency situations and fire prevention.
Plan to create new and reform existing fire and rescue units (fire brigades) and local volunteer fire departments in the United communities.
During the reform it is supposed to optimize the size and structure of the SES at all levels, reorganization of the forces of the SES with respect to the amount of tasks assigned to them. Building the material-technical base of civil defense forces and their technical re-equipment modern appliances.
As reported, on 15 September in Kiev was presented the concept of reforming of the SSES. As announced at the presentation of the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, the concept foresees the improvement of the system of response units SSES, a significant expansion of the network of local fire brigades and volunteers to the provision of fire protection.
According to the document, the number of controls of service at the district level will correspond to the number of newly formed administrative districts. In addition, part of firehouses and fire equipment will be transferred to the territorial communities, and fire-rescue units at the district level will be strengthened.
The Minister said that preparations for the recruitment of volunteers has already started in 6 pilot regions — Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Ternopil, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk. This Avakov said that the reform of the system of fire control begins with the elimination of fire inspection in the form in which it now exists.
The Cabinet approved a reform strategy for the SSES to 2020 25.01.2017