Ural rescuers complain about drunken bosses and dilapidation
The authors of the letter are asking for an audit.
The union of rescuers in the Urals sent an appeal to Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Evgeny Zinichev. Employees of the department are dissatisfied with head of the Ural search and rescue team Igor Makarov, appointed to this post in December 2017.
According to the rescuers, he 'ruined' the work of the whole department. "The head of the institution is always drunk," they write.
The authors of the letter also indicate that even before the appointment, Makarov was caught in driving a car in a state of intoxication. Also, according to them, he "has no experience as a lifeguard."
As evidence, the rescuers cite the following acts: the medical service ceased to function in the detachment, the logistics service works with interruptions, "the system of interdepartmental interaction is being destroyed."
Also, at the height of the swimming season, the work of the detachment's diving unit was ceased, the software was not updated, the state labor inspectorate identified some violations, the service for working with "dangerous chemicals" was dropped.
As a result, the department faces a high personnel turnover.
"The leadership of the detachment openly says that he is trying to improve his financial state by the end of the year," the letter states.
In conclusion, the committee asks the Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation to assist in organizing an unscheduled audit. The second request is to "normalize working conditions." Third - a request for a personal meeting with the team of the detachment.
The representative of the Siberian regional center of the Ministry of Emergency Measures has already informed that an official check will be carried out.
Head of the Ural search and rescue team Igor Makarov noted that this letter contains "dissatisfaction with the policy of the whole state... on providing, on monetary maintenance."
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