Development of civil protection in Latvia
On 27 May 2014 in Latvian Fire-fighting Museum part of permanent exhibition dedicated to development of civil protection in Latvia and inhabitants of Latvia- participants of rescue works after Chernobyl nuclear accident was opened. Development of civil protection in Latvia started from 1934. On 1956 civil protection was included in state protection system and its task was protection of people and national economy in case of war and nature catastrophes. After Chernobyl nuclear accident, eathquake in Armenia and other disastrous catastrophes the main task of civil protection became rescue after peace time catastrophes. After renewal of independence of Latvia civil protection system was reorganized taking into consideration local conditions and possible threats. Part of exposition is dedicated to Latvian people-participants of rescue works after Chernobyl nuclear accident.
On 17 May in honor of Day of Fire-fighters and rescuers in Latvian Fire-fighting Museum opened exhibition about fire-fighters' dynasties. The basic value of fire-service is fire-fighter who with the help of technics and equipment helps people in trouble. We honour dynasties of fire-fighters who in several generations have chosen this work to improve professional skills, save historic traditions in order to fulfil their human task.