The message reads, in part:
“Founded in 1892, the Society’s noble goals brought together representatives of different social classes and age groups, and it played a significant role in strengthening the traditions of selfless and dedicated service to the Fatherland and the people.
It is gratifying to note that you worthily carry on the lofty mission of your predecessors, making a significant contribution to improving the national fire-prevention infrastructure. The fight against fire is rightfully seen as the calling of brave people with tremendous willpower. Volunteers, energetic and concerned people who respond keenly to the troubles of others, are always at the forefront of this work, along with professional fire-fighters. Apart from putting out fires, you conduct highly essential educational, awareness-building and preventive work among the population, prioritising efforts to promote such values as everyday safety and respect for nature in society. And, of course, your activity aimed at educating the rising generation deserves special respect. The Young Firefighters movement has been established with your support, and its members serve with over 10,000 squads. Moreover, the Russian children’s and youth national team for fire and rescue sports is the reigning world champion.
I am confident that members of the All-Russian Volunteer Fire Society will continue to involve new volunteers in its work, and that it will successfully accomplish various objectives.”