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Summary Magazine 112 year 2018

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 

Fire of the storage hall in the Mochov freezers building
On Friday 23rd February 2018 at 9.51 am, the Regional FRS Operations and Information Centre received an emergency report on the fire at the storage hall in the former freezers building in the municipality of Mochov, Central Bohemia. According to the initial announcement, it was a rapidly developing fire. The fire liquidation eventually required the deployment of a large number of fire units, with total damage of several tens of millions of CZK (i.e. over one million EUR).

New rules of fire sport
On 7th April 2016, a meeting of the Fire Sports Commission was held, which agreed on the need to issue completely new "Fire Sports Rules". The new rules re needed due to the large number of edited additions, the confusion caused by many years of text editing, and the moral obsolescence of the overall rules.

Rescue Days PL 2018
In May 2018, the General Directorate of the Fire & Rescue Service of the Czech Republic sent a Czech team trained to rescue people from crashed vehicles to the Rescue Days PL 2018 exercise, held in Skaryszew, Poland. The exercise was aimed at exchanging information with foreign colleagues and instructors, deepening knowledge in rescuing people, and the opportunity to try out new technical resources.

Coordinated deployment of helicopters during floods
On Thursday 3rd May 2018, a tactical exercise of the Integrated Rescue System (IRS) bodies was held in the Liberec Region, focused on the coordinated deployment of aviation equipment to address a major emergency. Since the floods that hit the Liberec Region in 2010, this was the largest exercise of this type. In past, some failures in connection between the command of the intervention and the aircraft greatly hampered the demanding and extensive operations during rescue work.
Only thanks to the extreme effort of the rescuers were all interventions successful. Therefore, the logical measure was to prepare and implement extensive tactical exercises that simulate real situation of flash floods

Czech-German Exercise near Rozvadov
The international tactical exercise took place on 21st May 2018 on the motorway rest of the border crossing Rozvadov - Waidhaus, in the territory of the Czech Republic. The topic of the exercise: a mass disaster with two hundred and fifty people involved.

Current incidents addressed at European Union level
The Emergency Response Coordination Centre addressed several cases in the last month when the Union Civil Protection Mechanism was activated. However, the most serious ones remain, namely the large occurrence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the collapse of the dam in Colombia, with the threat of a large number of people.

Firefighters from chemical laboratories trained at a nuclear reactor
At the premises of the Training Centre and the Chemical Laboratory in Kamenice, Central Bohemia, the 4th Spectrometric Seminar was organized by the Institute for the Population Protection in March this year. This seminar was designed for radiation specialists from chemical laboratories of the Fire & Rescue Service of the Czech Republic (FRS CR). This regular meeting serves primarily to deepen knowledge, skills and experience in the field of measurement and subsequent analysis of energy gamma spectra.

Prague 2018 Firefighters´ Fountain Prague 2018 - World Water Show on Vltava River
On Saturday 2nd June 2018 from 22.00 to 22.30 on the Vltava River in heart of Prague, the biggest firewater fountain in the world sprang. Over one thousand of the Czech firefighters, both professional and volunteer, joined this unique project. The aim of the event was not only to celebration 100 years of the Czech statehood, but also the original presentation of the work of firefighters in the Czech Republic.

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