The family of a firefighter who died at the Kazan plant was awarded the order of Courage

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotobanka at a gunpowder factory in Kazan. Archival photoThe family of a firefighter who died at the Kazan plant was awarded the order of Courage© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on Tuesday presented the order of Courage of his mother who died in March this year, firefighter Edward Illarionov, the press service of the head of the Republic.

The chief guard of the special administration of Federal fire service of EMERCOM of Russia Eduard Illarionov, a Russian presidential decree was awarded the order of Courage posthumously. He was seriously injured while fighting a major fire in the warehouse building of the Kazan gunpowder factory, which occurred on March 24 of this year, and died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

«By the decree of the President of Russia for bravery and courage shown at execution of an office debt in extreme conditions, the order of Courage posthumously awarded the captain of internal service, the chief of the guard of the special administration of Federal fire service of EMERCOM of Russia Eduard Illarionov. Rustam Minnikhanov handed the award to his mother Illarionova Faina Sergeevna», — stated in the message.

It clarifies the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in Tatarstan, the first to the scene of the fire arrived OU a special firefighting and rescue parts №3, led by Illarionov. The officer tasked personnel of the guard to lay a trunk line, install a fire trucks on water sources and conduct a combat deployment, taking into account existing for the building of a bomb threat. Being aware of the existing danger, captain Illarionov left the personnel at a safe distance and decided to personally conduct reconnaissance in the hazardous area. During reconnaissance in the building, an explosion occurred, in which Illarionov was seriously injured.

«Courageous and decisive action by the officer ensured the effective course of extinguishing a fire, allowed to prevent massive injury and death of personnel of fire-rescue units and employees of the facility. His unit played a crucial role in stopping the spread of fire and further eliminate fire,» — said GUMCHS of Russia across Tatarstan.

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