Transneft Siberia Holds Fire-Fighting Sports Competitions

Date of publication: 06 June 2019

Transneft Siberia has held a fire-fighting sports competition for the title of the Best Volunteer Fire Brigade Crew for the 20th time. 

On June 5–6, 2019, 12 teams from the main divisions of the Company took part in the Competition. The Geolog stadium in Tyumen served as the venue of the competition.

The teams competed in five categories: one-hundred-metre obstacle course, a firefighting relay, a shuttle run, deployment from a fire truck and theoretical tasks.

Fire-fighting sport is aimed at development of strength, coordination, endurance, response time, ability to bear significant physical strain and work in smoke at high temperatures. The competitions demonstrated that members of the volunteer fire brigades had developed these skills to the fullest degree. 

Transneft Siberia’s volunteer fire brigades (VFBs) include a total of over a thousand people: repairmen, mechanics, drivers and line pipeliners. They take part in regular emergency response drills, as well as receive appropriate training and instruction. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in fire safety are used on a daily basis to enhance labour discipline and to observe industrial safety regulations. VFB members also carry out preventive activities involving their colleagues.

At the end of the two days of the competition, the team of Specialised Transport Directorate took first place for the fourth time in a row. The team from Urengoy Oil Trunk Pipeline Directorate (OTPD) was ranked second. Third place was taken by the team of Surgut OTPD.

According to the contest’s results, a collective team of Transneft Siberia will be formed to represent the Company at the final stage of the firefighting sport competition among Transneft subsidiaries. The final stage will be held in Tyumen in July 2019.