As water lifeguard
• As water lifeguard
Do you know how to swim? I swim across the pool once it turned out, but perseverance spool this skill has yet not enough. So, I still consider myself to swim neumeyuschih land character and come to the banks of water bodies for the sole purpose of contemplation and meditation. The probability of accidental fall from the shore during the contemplation of the water and drown, of course, is minimal, but there is.
may be, to escape the hands of the drowning, as in that saying and you get, but it is better when the nearby there are professionals. So I decided to get to know people (yes, that's with a capital letter), for whom the rescue of drowning - is the work, and went to the nearest search and rescue station. There I was, just in case issued a life jacket, put in a boat and sent on patrol on water expanses of the North-West of Moscow, on the road telling in detail about the work of rescuers.
I live in a very beautiful area, for which it and love: near Strogino, Krylatskoe, Serebryany Bor at hand at all glamor and pathos Rublyovo Myakinino. Moscow River picturesque surrounds all these areas. In Soviet times, when the channel it was built. Moscow, gateways, shipping straightening, extracted sand for construction of ring road - all these areas have undergone a lot of work on the terraformed as a result of which the formed channels, lakes, bays and coves. Moscow River here only goes to the territory of Moscow, so the water seems to be still relatively clean. Not surprisingly, these places have become the most popular for recreation near the water. Only in one Strogino 20-30 holiday destinations and about 3,000 tourists a day.
Our boat named "Chir" is sent to the rescue station in Strogino. Today is a holiday, and our task - to patrol the entire area, located between picturesque bridge in Serebryany Bor, and a picturesque bay in ruble. Long distance, which we dispense in the next 4 hours.
One of the main tasks of this patrol is accident prevention and outreach. Therefore, access to the beach, and, together with the wishes of a good holiday, we remind about the rules of behavior on the water. Rescuers say such simple measures give a good effect.
All recreational areas are constantly under the supervision of lifeguards on small boats and boats.
But the "potential customer" - the young man swam in the fairway area, where there is no risk of falling under the illusory boat or scooter. Strictly warned by the speaker and the swimmer begins the way back to shore.
Our boats low speed, will have time to notice, but, for example, that these guys, there's a lot that do not always have time.
On the beaches of the Silver boron as usual sold out. There's a rescue and stationary posts.
On average, for example, Stroginskaya rescue station for a month saving 2-3 people more 5-10 themselves seek the help of rescuers, usually it cuts, bruises, sunstroke and other injuries.
We go to a station in Serebryany Bor.
Rescue station Tatarovo. One of the oldest here.
The walls in the charters and awards. Not only for the rescue work, but also for participation in professional competitions.
And then rescuers rest. Well, just like in the country. One shift at the rescue station typically consists of 3 people, working day-after three.
Diving equipment. Costumes used two types do not exactly remember how is called, but some are waterproof, the other usual.
One suit, mask and oxygen cylinders are always at the ready.
Meet Masha)). During the exercises Masha unceremoniously dumped into the water (it is true, and does not mind, well, just perfect woman))), after which the diver, who is not allowed to look at that heartbreaking sight, must dive into the bounding box, find it on the bottom, to get and conditionally put in mind. All about everything should be done within 6 minutes - during this time have a chance to evacuate the victim without serious consequences.
The cabin is a small rescue boat. By the way, the safety in the candidate lifejacket should only be on the deck and in the cabins and other rooms on the ship without him, because to get to the vest from there by flooding will be very difficult. I've even thought about it.
Let's go further. Types of weather - just a class.
And we do that we are moving in the direction of Rublevo, we pass under the bridge subway in Myakinino. Around the Silver boron and Strogino can ride by boat, if you want to enjoy the views. But here they no longer go. And for good reason.
Tell me how you can swim with the kids on the boat drinking beer? Not to mention the fact that this is not the best example. And, yes, it's time to remind you that 80% of accidents occur on the water in a state of intoxication.
The beach in rubles for 13 years, since I was there like even transformed. But people here for some reason, much less than in Serebryany Bor.
There are many interesting stories of rescuers, according to him, you can easily write books or make movies. Some creepy stories, for example, talked about man in an expensive sheepskin coat and with the weight on the neck, which is found in the spring, noting sticking out of the water shoes.
Other funny stories, though, it is unlikely they seemed those at the moment. Here's an example: two women decided to at night looking to swim, being drunk and lost each other, looking for the girlfriend all night, finally in the morning found her police, she slept peacefully under a bush on the opposite bank, and absolutely no memory of how the night He swam the bay.
More somehow getting out the car, slopes in the winter from the shore on the ice and fell into the water, the owner of the car, by the way, the same was not sober.
Meanwhile, we slowly return back to Strogino.
Rescue station in Strogino. Founded in 1999 as a replacement for a small rescue post.
At the station, there are 10 different boats. Among them, this is a hovercraft "Khivus", which is used mainly in winter.
And then there are snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle. It is said to ride in a jeep rather fun: it has only two gears "forward / backward", the pedals there, but there are two throttle controlling the right and left wheels as close tracked vehicles. By the way, the caterpillar on it too set, a kind of mini-tank.
And the boat "Cheer".
On the station Strogino works 16 people.
The zone of responsibility of the station is 12 km away along the coast. In the classroom, there also hangs rescue stations Map in Moscow. The New Moscow rescue station yet in the project.
First-aid station, equipped with everything necessary to provide first aid to the victims.
The station also has a swimming pool, sauna and gym, as well as a recreation area with a pool table.
And yet at this station in Strogino works only Russian female diver! Unfortunately meet her this time did not happen, it does not change.
Yes, 4 hours of filming this story, fortunately, did not have to save anyone. Take care of yourself!