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Summary Magazine 112 year 2020

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

Alternative fuels for motor vehicles and their potential fire and explosion hazards
The measures of the Czech Republic for development of road transport with alternative fuel vehicles in accordance with EU legislation and the global trend are presented. The main reasons for alternative fuels are the need to reduce percentage of exhaust gases in harmful emissions polluting the environment, limited sources of petroleum reserves, and the resulting rise in gasoline and diesel prices.
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Fire of alternative-powered passenger car
A passenger car caught fire on the D11 motorway near the village of Kasalice, the Pardubice Region, on Monday 21st September 2020 evening. Flames erupted from the car while it was moving. The driver managed to stop at the side of the highway and get out of the car, while the flames were literally licking the whole car. The vehicle had an alternative propulsion – LPG, and probably the gas leaking from the tank valve started to burn.     
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Červený kohout 2020 - for the first time as online conference
This year the annual Červený kohout 2020 (i.e. Red Roaster) international conference on fire protection was held online on YouTube due to the growing autumn wave of Covid-19. The main topics were, among others, the new Act on Fire Protection, categorization of constructions, or major fires, recently dealt with by the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic (FRS CR).  
P. 14


Psychosocial assistance to Lenora's citizens after the explosion and subsequent fire of apartment building
The explosion and subsequent fire of the apartment building in the Lenora municipality, South Bohemia, which happened on 3rd October 2019 early morning, and the following intervention of fire units and other IRS bodies were described in the April issue of this magazine (112 Magazine, No. 4/2020). This article describes the work of members of the post-traumatic care team (PTC team) of the South Bohemian Region FRS, and members of non-profit organizations cooperating in the South Bohemian Community Interventional Psychosocial Team and within the South Bohemian Association of NGOs.  
P. 17


Traffic Accident Extrication Instructor Course
The first run of the Traffic Accident Extrication Instructor Course took place in the Fire School of FRS CR in Brno from 14th to 16th September 2020. The course was organized by the Fire School in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior - the General Directorate of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic (MoI-DG FRS CR) plus some regional FRSs, whose extrication instructors participated in the course as lecturers. P. 20


Not a respirator like a respirator
This year's coronavirus epidemic has created an unprecedented need to protect oneself against the surrounding risk of viral infection. So let´s get acquainted with the method of protection, which did not arise at once, but has been known since the Middle Ages, when similar epidemics were nothing new. Wearing veils or masks suddenly became an unprecedented need bordering on a hard and psychologically demanding search for respirators, where even the governments of European countries themselves succumbed to panic. P. 26

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