Chelyabinsk Governor has ordered to increase the salaries of firefighters

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The head of the Chelyabinsk region Boris Dubrovsky ordered to increase from 2019 salaries of the employees of the fire service in the region, said on Friday the press-service of the Governor.

Dubrovsky opened in the village of Krasnogorsk district of the City of new depot of the fire service and talked to members of the fire Department. Staff drew the attention of the head of the region that their wages are significantly lower than those of employees of the Federal fire service.

«I believe that the wages of the employees of the regional fire service should be comparable to wages of Federal employees, therefore, considered the question of raising the wages of workers in 2019. This question falls for consideration in making the regional budget for the next year», – the press service quoted the words of the Governor.

In addition, the firefighters told the Governor that a large number of fire engines in the units of the regional squads are outdated and have developed a normative life, and asked whether the renewal of equipment in a regional fire service.

According to Dubrovsky, in the course of this month units will receive an additional three new fire trucks, and in the next 3 years from the regional budget will be allocated for the purchase of 30 new fire-fighting vehicles, including 25 trucks on chassis «Ural», one rescue vehicle and four fire trucks-fire motor ladders.

So, the first new car has already entered service of the regional firefighters. At the Grand opening of the depot Dubrovskiy gave the commander the keys of a new car – tanker trucks with a volume of 6 tons and a ladder truck with a lifting height of 18 meters, the report States.

According to the press service, the construction of a new fire station by the decision of the Governor was allocated 17.5 million rubles from the regional budget.