On June 26, the final stage of the VI Republican competition "Young Rescuers and Firefighters" and the V International competition "Young Rescuers" started in the Gabala region. With the organizational support of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the UNICEF Baku office, with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Gabala region the final stage of the VI Republican competition "Young Rescuers and Firefighters" and the V International competition "Young Rescuers" started. The opening ceremony of the competitions, held in the B military unit of the Civil Defence Troops of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Gabala region, started with the national anthem. At the event, the head of the Main Civil Defence Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Major-General Niyazi Zamanov said in his speech that the main goal of the traditional annual organization of the Republican Championship "Young Rescuers and Firefighters" is to improve the level of training of adolescents and youth for emergencies, promote healthy lifestyles among schoolchildren, foster a sense of responsible approach to personal and public security and military-patriotic spirit in them. It was mentioned that the competition as a whole was organized in 3 stages (region and city, zonal and republican). Teams that won in the zonal competitions were authorized to participate in the final stage. In the final competitions of the republican championship, which will last a week, teams from 10 cities and regions will contest in five stages - "Obstacle line", "Combined Fire Relay", "Search and Rescue Work", "Presentation of Teams" and "Young Experts". Teams from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Belarus, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Georgia take part in the V International competition "Young Rescuers". At the ceremony, Major-General Niyazi Zamanov, meeting with the participants of the competition, wished them success. Then the teams solemnly passed the review stand to the sound of the military march.