The heating season is in full swing in houses and social facilities of Minsk. Its gradual start began on October 13. It took 10 days for a full launch and elimination of possible problems. When the air temperature drops to 8°C or below, the heating system switches to heating mode to maintain the temperature in apartments at 18-24°C. In Minsk, any emergencies with heating are solved quickly by 38 special brigades in the daytime. Brigades of the Minsk Emergency Service work at night.