Users of social networks were stunned to learn the appearance of the new mascot of the unit of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations in the province of Tula.
Gingerbread-rescuer became the mascot of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Tula region – he was awarded a certificate and a medal. Gingerbread will teach children safety rules. He plans to visit all schools and kindergartens in the region.https://t.co/pom6qPRDGWpic.twitter.com/uOVtWCOJ2P
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Tula gingerbread, named after one of the main local gastronomic symbols, joined the ranks of the service after receiving a unanimous vote in favor of the rescuers of the unit. The organization’s management even gave him a medal for promoting the team’s work, they report local media.
Instead of devoting himself to firefighting and other field operations, the new member will be in charge of raise awareness among children about the dangers of adult life, as well as familiarizing them with fire prevention regulations.
On social media, numerous users they rejected the initiative and they were quick to criticize her. “Who can think of this nonsense”, wrote a netizen. “Sending planes to fight fires in Turkey. Sending confectionery products for fight fires in Russia. Not bad, not bad”, He said another with irony. “I think the ‘samovar’ is better, at least there is water inside”, joked a third.
Meanwhile, to children interviewed by BFM.RU they didn’t like the idea either. Despite pointing out its resemblance to the hero of the popular series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’, some claimed that the mascot is so large that they are scared, which could be counterproductive when it comes to raising awareness among minors about safety.