Fire drills were held in the MEGA Alma-Ata Shopping and Entertainment Center
Journalists and active representatives of the Internet community, concerned about fire safety of the shopping centers, came to Mega early in the morning, even before the opening. They began to ask questions immediately — too many of them have accumulated in the couple of days that have passed after the terrible fire in the Winter Cherry shopping center in Kemerovo. The Director General of the MEGA Shopping and Entertainment Center, Seytzhan Esmagambetov, and the Head of the Fire prevention, Safety and Labor Protection Service, Murat Maylebayev, answered them. The guests were shown the office premises of the Shopping and Entertainment Center, related to the fire safety — the central surveillance station (CSS), where the video is shown from all 580 cameras located throughout the Shopping and Entertainment Center. Here also comes the signal from the automatic fire alarm — the operators of the CSS will immediately see where the smoke or fire occurred. All the vital systems of the Shopping and Entertainment Center are connected to backup power from the diesel generator, and if electricity is disconnected during the emergency situation, they will still work.
There is in MEGA Alma-Ata also a special class for training on fire safety. Here, all the new employees of the shopping center, as well as new tenants are trained, they undergo training every 6 months.
— «We train them in the fire-technical minimum, we talk about the chemistry of fire, about the sources of fire, we talk about prevention. We provide the mandatory instructions on how to evacuate the visitors and act during the emergency situations, «— comments Murat Maylebayev, Head of the Fire Safety department of MEGA Shopping and Entertainment Center.
After After the guests got acquainted with all the fire protection systems and studied the evacuation exits from the building, a fire alarm sounded. The automatic warning system announced that it is necessary to leave the building immediately — the fire drills begin thusly. Visitors who lingered or could not immediately gather themselves were assisted by the guards of the shopping center. According to the scenario of the exercises, the fire occurred in the area of the cinema and in the parking lot of the Shopping and Entertainment Center. The evacuation took less than 10 minutes, at the same time the fire department of MEGA Alma-Ata demonstrated the skills of combat deployment and eliminated the conditional fire. By the way, in case of a real fire, irrespective of the area of ignition, 20 fire engines of the municipal service of fire fighters will come to Mega, including 4 ladders.