For the purpose of compliance with the fire safety regulations, Vologodskii NPZ established the fire safety department which developed and introduced the internal fire safety regulations for the company employees, production, territory, buildings and facilities.
A fire station, the third-largest fire-fighting facility in Vologda Region, has been completed by Vologodskii Oil Refinery (NPZ); Contractor: Sovremennik LLC. The facility is already in operation at an early date and will secure the fire safety and fire protection needs of Vologodskii NPZ on the contractual basis. At this stage, the integrated automatic equipment and heat and power supply systems have been already installed with the relevant pre-commissioning operations being successfully completed. The fire station was designed and constructed with due regard to the current requirements to training and habitability of fire fighters. The fire station is a structure that includes several buildings and other special purpose installations.
The administrative building has dormitory living facilities where personnel without specific station duties during the night shift are allowed to sleep unless a dispatch is called. Besides, the building has messes and rooms for continuing education and training in the fire service as well as work areas for the use of fire fighters. A parking garage for fire-engines and related vehicles, a washing room for vehicles and fire hoses as well as foaming agent storage are located on the ground floor. The building is equipped with an electric hoist to hang hoses to dry.
The fire station has 6 gates: 3– for fire-fighting crews, 2 – for gas rescue unit, and 2 – for reserve fire-engines and related vehicles. A special outdoor training area for psychological preparation of fire fighters is currently under construction. A crew-training facility is equipped with special smoke ejectors and a firefighter survival maze as well as other simulators to train and test fire fighters under field operating conditions. When smoke ejectors are used for the training purposes, for example, training in the evacuation from the smoke-filled rooms, trainees wear personal protection equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus.