hh.ru: 47% of residents of the Southern Federal District believe that over the past 10 years, the work of firefighters has become more difficult :: News
47% of residents of southern Russia are sure that over the past decade, the profession of a firefighter has become more difficult. Another 11% believe that there have been no changes, and only 42% believe that it is easier to work in the fire department today. This is evidenced by the data of a joint survey of hh.ru, the largest online recruiting platform in Russia, and Rockwool Russia. The study is timed to coincide with the Russian Fire Protection Day (April 30).
Why is the work of firefighters more dangerous?
Those who believe that the work of firefighters has become more difficult, as a rule, attribute this to modern materials and technologies: 66% noted that many modern combustible materials are currently used in everyday life and construction, which make it more difficult to extinguish a fire, 55% are sure that fires cause more damage to the health of firefighters due to smoke from plastic and other synthetic materials. In addition, 51% of respondents believe that there are more electrical appliances and other causes of fire around.
“In addition, the overall increase in the number of fires (as considered by 40%), the reduction in the number of firefighters themselves (32%), as well as frequent fires in illegal private institutions, for example, in nursing homes and hotels (21% ). At the same time, only 4% of residents of the Southern Federal District believe that the work of firefighters has become more difficult due to the spread of remote employment. Another 4% of respondents chose the “other” option and described the problem themselves. In particular, some said that the work of firefighters has become more difficult due to high-rise buildings, due to low salaries, due to insufficient funding and obsolescence of the material base, as well as due to an incompetent approach to the construction and operation of buildings and engineering systems. ? adds Maria Ignatova, Head of Research at hh.ru.
Pros and cons of being a firefighter
The main disadvantage of the profession of a firefighter, according to 89% of the inhabitants of the Southern Federal District, is associated with increased risks to health and life. Also, 61% of respondents called the danger of constant interaction with toxic smoke a significant disadvantage, 60%? wage mismatch. Only 1% of respondents believe that this profession has no disadvantages.
However, there are clear advantages to working in the fire department. “This is a respected and noble profession,” this is the opinion of 71% of residents of the south of Russia, 55% named early retirement and social protection as an advantage, and 32% are sure that thanks to their work, firefighters are always in good physical shape. Only 8% of respondents in the Southern Federal District say that this profession has no advantages.
It is worth noting that about 74% of respondents consider the profession of a firefighter more prestigious than not. Most of all admirers of the work of a firefighter turned out to be among young people: among respondents under 24 years old, about 81% speak of the profession as prestigious. Most often, residents of the south of Russia believe that representatives of the profession should earn from 100 to 200 thousand rubles, 44% of respondents think so. More than 200 thousand rubles were announced by 26%, about the same number of southerners (27%) say amounts from 50 to 100 thousand rubles, and 3% are sure that firefighters should earn less than 50 thousand rubles.
How residents of the Southern Federal District protect themselves from fires
In order to protect themselves from fires and reduce their harm, 85% of residents of southern Russia surveyed on the hh.ru website carefully monitor their electrical appliances, 72% do not smoke in bed, 63% memorized the telephone number of the fire department.
In addition, 57% of respondents try not to turn on high-energy electrical appliances at the same time, 49% have installed fuses to prevent short circuits in the wiring, 29% do not use candles and lighters indoors, 34% know where the nearest fire extinguisher is. Only 29% of respondents use non-combustible materials at home, and only 18% of the house has a smoke detector.
Fire safety drills in the workplace, according to the employees themselves, are held only in 52% of companies. Another 33% of organizations in the Southern Federal District have nothing of the kind (or the employee is not aware), and 15% found it difficult to answer.
“It is impossible to guarantee complete protection against fires, but it is important to remember that the likelihood of a fire and the possible consequences always depend on us. It is necessary to pay attention not only to preventive measures, but also to what materials we use in everyday life, in construction. This really plays a big role, it is no coincidence that representatives of the construction industry most often said that the profession of firefighters has become more difficult and dangerous. Preference should always be given to natural fire-resistant materials. For example, mineral wool is resistant to fire and can withstand temperatures over 1000°C”, ? Gregory comments GromakovDevelopment Manager of the direction “Facades” “ROCKWOOL Russia”.