n September 8, 2012 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp "75th anniversary of fire and rescue sports in Belarus".
Designer: Artiom Rybchinski. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 131/2: 133/4. Size of the stamp: 37x26 mm. Sheet composition: 8 (2x4) stamps. Size of the sheet: 110x125 mm. Print quantity: 80.000 stamps.
75th anniversary of fire and rescue sports in Belarus
Elements of protection
Historical reference: The history of fire and rescue sports in Belarus started in 1937 when they held the first Belarusian fire brigades sport competitions. The programme of the competitions included applied elements used for putting out a fire.
During this time international recognition of fire and rescue sports was achieved and its importance for the training of fire fighters and rescue workers was demonstrated all over the world.
Modern fire and rescue sports include the following 4 events: ascent to the 4th floor of a training tower, 100m hurdles, 4x100m hurdles relay race and fire attack.
The stamp depicts one of the four events of fire and rescue sports — ascent of the scaling-ladder to the 4th floor of a training tower.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Rybchinski.