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Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic - Mission and tasks

  • Mission and tasks
  • Director General of FRS CR
  • Firefighters‘ oath of office

Mission and tasks

Primary mission of the Fire Rescue Service of CR is to protect life, health and property of citizens against fire, and to provide effective help in emergencies. Fire Rescue Service of CR is one of the basic bodies of the Integrated Rescue System, which has been operating with new structure since 1st January 2001.
Under the Act No. 320/2015 Coll. on Fire Rescue Service of CR and on certain regulations, new organisational structure had been established and the basic tasks had been determined.
Fire Rescue Service of CR consists of the Directorate General  of Fire Rescue Service of CR (DG FRS CR), which is a part of the Ministry of Interior, and of 14 Regional Fire Rescue Services, the Emergency Unit of FRS CR, and the Special Secondary School of Fire Protection and High Special School of Fire Protection in Frýdek-Místek.
The Directorate General of FRS CR manages Regional Fire Rescue Services, which are organisational bodies of the state, accounting entities, and administrative authorities; and the Emergency Unit of FRS CR, which is an organisational body of the state and an accounting entity.
The Directorate General of Fire Rescue Service of CR fulfils tasks of the Ministry of Interior, which is the central body of state administration for fire protection, crisis management, civil emergency planning and population protection.
Fire Rescue Service of CR fulfils tasks in the scope and under conditions determined by specific legal regulations, mainly by:
      Act No. 133/1985  Coll. on fire protection, as amended 
      Act No. 320/2015  Coll. on the Fire Rescue Service of CR and on the modification of certain codes, as amended
      Act No. 239/2000  Coll. on the Integrated Rescue System and on the modification of certain codes, as amended
      Act No. 240/2000  Coll. on Emergency Management and on the modification of certain codes (Crisis Code),  as amended
Tasks of Fire Rescue Service of CR are fulfilled by members of the Fire Rescue Service of CR (in service employment), and by other employees.
 Information brochure- Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Director General of FRS CR

Maj-Gen Eng. Drahoslav RYBAMaj-Gen Eng. Drahoslav RYBA

Director General of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Maj. Gen. Ing. Drahoslav RYBA

Date of birth: 2 December 1962
Family status: married, two children

 Education:
1977 – 1981 High school in Žďár nad Sázavou
1981 – 1985 University of Mining in Ostrava: Fire Protection and Industrial Safety Technology

Employment:
1985 – 1986: Fire and Safety Officer of the Consumer Cooperative Unity Velké Meziříčí
1986 – 1989: Deputy Commander of District Fire Protection Unit of the Žďár nad Sázavou
1989 – 1990: Commander of District Fire Protection Unit of the Žďár nad Sázavou
1990 – 1994: Chief of District Administration of Fire Protection Unit Žďár nad Sázavou
1995 – 2000: Director of Fire Rescue Service of Žďár nad Sázavou and District Fire Protection Counsellor
2001 – 30 November 2011: Director of the Fire Rescue Service of Vysočina Region
1 December 2011: placed into position of Director General of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
28 October 2013: promoted by the President of the Czech Republic into rank of Brigadier General
8 May 2016: promoted by the President of the Czech Republic into rank of General Major

Currently he is a member of Scientific Council of the University of Mining in Ostrava and a member of Scientific Council of the Czech Technical University – Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.

He is also active member of Voluntary firefighters Unit Radostín nad Oslavou.

Political affiliation: non-party

Hobbies:
Sports – especially volleyball, tennis and basketball
Photography
Family

Firefighters‘ oath of office

I promise with my full credit and conscience that in performing of my duties I will always be unbiased and I will thoroughly keep the legal and service regulation and rules, I will execute commands and instructions of my superiors, and I will never misuse my official status. Every time and every place I will behave in such a way I would not compromise credit of our safety corps. I will duly and thoroughly perform my official duties, and I will not hesitate do that even with taking my life in protection of the interests of the Czech Republic.
Firefighters‘ oath of office

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