The message reads, in part:
“Your work requires certain qualities – bravery, courage and readiness to respond to fire emergencies under all circumstances with confidence, coordination and competence.
Today you face important tasks that meet the demands of the times. It is your efforts, after all, that ensure people’s health and wellbeing and save property from damage. It is paramount to improve the effectiveness of all firefighter teams, and to introduce as widely as possible cutting-edge rescue technology and alarm systems. We must strengthen your ranks with newcomers in keeping with the best traditions laid down by veterans. Finally, we must pay due attention to the development of volunteer firefighting, lend our enthusiastic support to civil initiatives in this area, and encourage our people, especially young people, to take responsibility for safety issues.”