11.10.2018

Fire Station of Chernobyl and the Monument to Those Who Saved the World

Fire Station of Chernobyl Monument to Those Who Saved the World

     The fire department of the city of Chernobyl (HRBA No. 17) is the third crew that arrived on the night of the accident to extinguish a nuclear fire. Located in the city of Chernobyl on Kirova street. The fire station is currently operating, and today it is known for its local zoo located on the territory of the unit. At different times of the year, both foresters and other Chernobyl personnel found animals in forest surroundings that were in trouble and needed help. Here, in the unit, they allocated a fenced area where the animals recovered and grew. Firefighters nursed here: a wolf, a fox, a deer, wild boars, Przhevalsky horses and other animals.

     The fire station is also known for its memorial, which is located near it. The monument “To Those Who Saved the World” is one of the recognizable monuments in Chernobyl, since all excursions pass near it, moving towards the Chernobyl and Pripyat. The memorial is dedicated to the liquidators of the Chernobyl accident - not only firefighters, but also people of other specialties who took part in the liquidation of the accident. This is evidenced by the inscription on the monument "To those who saved the world." The monument is unique in that it was not created by professional sculptors, but ordinary firemen, who still serve in this fire section of the city. Firefighters created sculptures right on the parade ground. First, wireframes were welded under the figures, then concrete was laid, then they worked out forms and details. Rumor has it that the sculptures are made of the same concrete that was fed directly to the Sarcophagus when the structure was built. The height of the monument is eight meters. In the center of the monument between the liquidators, there is a stele on which a cross is installed in the upper part, an image of the earth, in the lower part is the famous ventilation pipe of the second stage of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Standing near the sign “Those who saved the world”, you need to remember the first firefighters who came to extinguish the fire of the fourth power unit almost immediately and did not allow the fire to spread to the neighboring third block, radiation monitors, Chernobyl station personnel, medical workers and others. Every year, on the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, Chernobyl workers come to the monument to commemorate the victims of the disaster.

 

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.


     The memorial “To Those Who Saved the World” is included in the obligatory program of our excursions. Here you can choose the most suitable tour for yourself, which we organize as part of our activities. Do not put off your dreams in the long box, but act now. You have the opportunity to watch the sunset in Pripyat, visit the city at night, explore the remote corners of both Pripyat and the Exclusion Zone, visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant from the inside, the Yanov railway station, the Jupiter plant, which, according to rumors, made military equipment, tell the secrets of the super-secret town of Chernobyl-2, which is not on any map, hear the exciting stories of our guides - just sign up for any date in the tour calendar, or call us. We recommend renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. For our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip.