7th June 2018 - NAFTA a.s. has held its traditional training of mining rescuers near Lozorno. The training was focused on fire extinguishing and damaged gate valve replacement on production tree of the observation well.
NAFTA has a special rescue force available at its Main Mine Rescue Station, whose members each year practice responding to different types of accidents. On Thursday´s training of the miner rescuers were also present members of volunteer fire brigades. The regularly organized mining rescue training was conducted according to the company’s Emergency Plan and again showed the readiness of our rescuers and they also confirmed reliable coordination with all other rescue units in case of a crisis situation, said Martin Bartošovič, the CEO of NAFTA.
The training took place near Lozorno, where the mining rescuers practiced along with members of the Slovak Fire and Rescue Corps and
invited volunteer fire brigades. The exercise where a special technique was used had more than 60 rescuers involved. Their task was the fire extinguishing and damaged gate valve replacement on production tree of the observation well.
Reliable and safe operation of underground gas storage is important in terms of protecting the health of local residents and the environment, while also being a fundamental tool in Slovakia’s energy security.