4 September in 2008 at a meeting of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, it was announced that the day of September 4 will now be considered in the country Rescuer Day.
Armenian rescuers have heavy experience in emergency management. In 1988, they, along with thousands of other volunteers from all over the Soviet Union saved the lives of many people in northern Armenia, -hit. One of the main lessons of the Spitak earthquake was the creation in Armenia and other republics of the former USSR rescue services.
Huge role played by the Armenian rescuers during the brutal war in the early 1990s. Thanks to the heroic actions of many of them have been rescued hundreds of people, and also thanks to the efforts of rescuers territory was cleared of landmines.
Sergey Grigoryan Vartanovich long before the creation of rescue services, in Armenia there were many glorious "rescuers" that the country is proud of today. Among the heroes of the Great Patriotic War of the special role occupied by military doctors — people who, under the whistle of bullets to rescue their comrades, sometimes at the cost of his life. Hero of the Soviet Union — the medical officer Vartanovich Sergey Grigoryan — one of those heroes.
He was born in Vladikavkaz, in 1923. In 1940, a talented young man entered the Tbilisi Pedagogical Institute, but the war that began in 1941 forced him to leave the institute and go to the front.
health platoon commander, he personally brought from the battlefield forty people with weapons, and under his leadership the platoon saved the lives of 250 soldiers. In 1943, the fearless Lt. Grigoryan, saving the life of the battalion commander, shielding him with his body, was mortally wounded.
For their courage Sergey Grigorian was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and was awarded the Order of Lenin.