YEREVAN, May 23. / ARKA /. Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations has called on citizens to be vigilant in order to avoid provocations from individuals posing as its employees.
Ashot Mkrtchyan, the head of the Fire Inspection and Technical Security Department of the ministry, said there is more than a dozen illegal organizations whose members pose as employees of the emergency ministry and extort money from the population.
He said under the pretext of reveling breaches in the operation of chimneys these people offer on-site solution of the problem in return for money.
He said the citizens should be aware that the employees of the ministry conduct inspections wearing emergency workers uniform and always produce their certificates. He said citizens should immediately report all other cases to police and the ministry. -0-