All-Russian Volunteer Fire Organization (VDPO)
All-Russian social organization “All-Russian Volunteer Fire Organization” (hereinafter - VDPO) - it is the largest and the oldest in Russia non-commercial organization in the fire safety and emergency situation safeguard field. 2017 is the year of IRPO-VDPO’s foundation 125th anniversary.
The United (later - Imperial) Russian Fire Organization (IRPO) was founded on the 15th of June, 1892 by the decision of fire figures congress in Saint-Petersburg. IRPO had been existing for 27 years. Because of disloyalty of Central council leaders to Soviet power in 1919 IRPO was dissolved (though organization departments, voluntary fire units and brigades continued almost in all provinces and were existing during Soviet power period.)