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Summary Magazine 112 year 2021

January, February, March, April 

Special alarm level was announced during the wood chip fire
On Wednesday 26th August 2020, approximately twenty minutes after 2 pm, the emergency line of the Central Bohemian Region FRS received information about huge flames and smoke coming from the "V Hoděmyšli" agricultural premises in Rožmitál pod Třemšínem near Příbram. The biological self-ignition of wood chips was determined as the cause of fire. The damage was estimated at 10 million CZK (i.e. 385,000 EUR) because the fire destroyed the surrounding buildings and the grain stored in them.
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Amendment to the Act on the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
On Thursday 28th January 2021, the bill of the Amendment to the Act on the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic was discussed and approved by the plenary of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Subsequently, on Monday 1st February 2021, the bill was signed by the President of the Czech Republic. The amendment obliges, among other things, insurance companies to pay quarterly the amount corresponding to 0.5% of the premium received for the given quarter to the account of the Ministry of the Interior - General Directorate of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic. Subsequently, the MI-GD FRS CR will proportionally distribute this amount among the Fire Rescue Services of individual regions.                                                                                                               
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Severe January frost used to train on the ice
In the second half of January 2021 heavy frosts finally created conditions for practical training of rescuing skaters and other people from under ice. Firefighters in the Moravian-Silesian Region trained on several water areas, esp. where there is a risk of insufficiently strong ice.   
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Overview of certification in the Technical Institute of Fire Protection in 2020
Certified products according to feedback from clients always have a higher weight compared to similar non-certified ones. It always depends on the legislative requirements and especially on the applicant's approach to certification / conformity assessment. On the positive side, in most cases, the manufacturer / importer or distributor wants to be sure that the product is not only functional but also safe, and at the same time it complies with the requirements of technical standards and legislation. In 2020, only 35 certificates and 2 acknowledgments were issued.    
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Emergencies in the world
The beginning of 2021 brought further emergencies and crises, which required the assistance of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. Mainly, the earthquake in Indonesia, the migration crisis in Sudan, and the food shortages in Madagascar and Zimbabwe. The resolution of all these emergencies and crises is complicated by the long-running global COVID-19 pandemic.                                                                                                             
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