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Summary Magazine 112 year 2020

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

Photovoltaic systems from firefighters´ point of view
Recent significant technological development of photovoltaic systems (PV system) is followed by a subsequent rapid increase number of their installations. At the scene, firefighters encounter a wide range of technical concepts for these installations - from large PV power plants built as an investment plan through local “island” self-sufficient power systems to "more modest" installations on the roofs of production buildings or houses.
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Fire of production hall with photovoltaic panels on the roof
On 30th June 2020 at 2.10 pm, a fire in a room with convertors for a solar power plant was announced, in the building of Čemus-CZ, Ltd., in Kostelec nad Labem, Central Bohemia. According to the initial announcement, explosions were heard and a thick smoke was seen. The liquidation of the fire required the 2nd degree of fire alarm was proclaimed. Total damages are estimated in the tens of millions of CZK (approx. 1.5 million EUR).
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Fire Protection 2020 International Conference

The 29th International Conference Fire Protection 2020 took place in Ostrava, the Moravian-Silesian metropolis, from 2nd to 3rd September 2020. The main topic of the conference was Climate Changes and Security.

Emergency calls from eCall for three years
This autumn, eCall - the Europe-wide automated emergency call system from vehicles - will celebrate three years since its launch. This electronic safety system was developed to speed up and refine caller identification in major traffic accidents.

Firefighters blew up a boulder in Josefovské Valley
On Saturday 1st August 2020, the fire unit from the Blansko fire station of the South Moravian Region FRS together with the volunteer fire unit of the Habrůvka municipality were sent to the Josefovské údolí locality between the Býčí skála cave and the Kostelík cave in the Blansko district. Workers of the State Nature Protection together with members of the Czech Speleological Society discovered a loose limestone block weighing approximately 10 tons just below the tourist path that connects those caves. If the stone fell, the road underneath would be endangered. The intervention commander, in agreement with the blasting supervisor, decided to carry out the intervention with explosives.
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Emergency information for population in the Czech Republic
The term of "emergency information for the population" is described as one of the important measures of population protection in the Czech Republic. Emergency information for the population is an integral part of all communication flows from public authorities to the population in case of emergencies and their consequences.
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