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Summary Magazine 112 year 2020

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

Real danger of sparklers as Christmas decoration
Sparklers are small fireworks that are attributed to many Christmas fires. The usual scenario starts with hanging a sparkler on a Christmas tree and lighting it. After a fire people sometimes insist that they just approached the Christmas tree with a sparkler and "it ignited in a few seconds”. The credibility of such a statement can be deduced from the following experiment, focused on the possibility of initiating a fire in Christmas decorations with a burning sparkler.   P. 4


Firefighters continue in COVID-19-related activities
Whether we want to admit it or not, the COVID-19 disease has significantly affected our lives for this year. Firefighters, for example, additionally provide a number of new activities that were not very typical for them. Mainly there is the sampling for COVID-19 testing, distribution of personal protective equipment, assistance with tracing the positive tested, but also the requests and receiving of humanitarian aid for the Czech Republic, the assistance of our health professionals in hospital facilities etc.  P. 9


Fire brigade ended the long-term intervention in Vrbětice
On 13th October 2020, after almost six years, the specific joint intervention of security forces in Vlachovice - Vrbětice, the Zlín Region, was finally completed. The Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic participated in rescue and liquidation work of elimination the consequences of explosions of two ammunition depots in the Military Technical Institute.  P. 12


Fire of plastics in Stráž pod Ralskem
On Monday 4th May 2020 at 11:52 am, a fire of a large amount of plastics intended for recycling was reported to the emergency call number of the Liberec Region Fire Rescue Service. The fire took place in the premises of the Rekuplast Ltd. Company in Stráž pod Ralskem, where almost two tonnes of burning material were stored outdoors. P. 16


Course of safe driving for IRS bodies
The course of safe driving for the bodies of the Integrated Rescue System (IRS) took place at the Autodrome Most on Monday 5th October 2020. This training is intended mainly for drivers of company vehicles of categories M1G and N1G, which are multi-purpose off-road vehicles up to 3.5 t designed to transport a maximum of eight persons. P. 21


AV 30.1 Rescue Vehicle
The ČKD Mobilní Jeřáby (i.e. Mobile Cranes) joint-stock company delivered the AV 30.1 special rescue vehicle to the Rescue Unit of the FRS CR in the first half of 2020. This special equipment will become part of the module for extinguishing fires in hazardous areas and for forest fires as a technical means to ensure the rescue / extrication of damaged equipment or the passage of roads. P. 22

Foundation assistance in life distress for police officers and firefighters in service
After fifteen years of operation and financial stability The Police and Firefighters Foundation - Mutual Assistance in Distress last three years helps, in addition to the already established care, also police and firefighters in service, or their families, to overcome an unpredictable difficult situation arising from health or social causes, or as a result of a natural disaster. P. 29


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