Armenia declared September 4 a professional holiday – Rescuer’s Day – back in 2008 to mark the importance of in this profession and to honour the memory of those who died in the line of duty.
Currently, the Rescue Service of Armenia is a part of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia, which was formed in 2008 by the decree of the country’s President.
Armenian rescuers have a great experience in emergency response. In 1988, together with thousands of volunteers from all over the Soviet Union, they saved the lives of many residents of northern Armenia who suffered from the devastating Spitak earthquake.
Today, the employees of the rescue service receive congratulations from the leadership and colleagues, and solemn and festive events are held in local branches.