On 27 September in the Main Department of EMERCOM in Moscow hosted a farewell ceremony for the eight firefighters who died while putting out fire in a warehouse in the East of the capital. Their was posthumously awarded the order of Courage.

Carry the dead in the last path came to thousands of people – friends, acquaintances, colleagues. There were so many that the memorial service had to be extended for a few hours. The queue extends along the Prechistenka, reports TASS.

Emergency situations Minister said at the ceremony that the dead saved more than 100 people and defended the lives of millions of residents of Moscow, preventing a trouble due to possible chemical releases and explosions”.

“They were heroes and died heroes, – said the Minister. Their names are inscribed in Golden letters in the history of fire rescue service of the emergency Department”.

Eight firefighters gave their lives to protect Muscovites from the ammonia leak and explosion of gas cylinders to extinguish fire at a warehouse in the Amur 22 September, on the proposal of the speaker presented to the state awards – the order of Courage, said the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.

In addition, at the direction of the speaker of the families of the fallen firefighters are taken under the auspices of the Ministry, which will provide them with all assistance in resolving financial, social and domestic problems, health care, and in the education and employment of children, said the press service.

Earlier the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin signed the resolution on payment to families of fallen firefighters, a million rubles, and their children will receive a monthly compensation payments. Also in the city hall reported that the city will assume the costs for burying the dead.

According to the MOE, firefighters first rescued from a burning warehouse more than 100 employees, and then worked in the most dangerous area on the roof of the building, installing a water curtain to cool the gas cylinders and compressors, which at any moment could explode. Due to the intense burning and high temperatures occurred deformation structures, the roof collapsed with firefighters.

However, the victims were able to prevent not only the 30 explosions of gas cylinders, but leakage of about 70 kg of ammonia were noted in the MOE.

The victims were in different districts of the capital, each of them has participated in the rescue operations and extinguishing fires at great personal risk, on account of each saved human lives, added the Agency.

Eight firefighters who died fighting a warehouse in Moscow, was posthumously awarded the order of Courage 27.09.2016

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