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Summary Magazine 112 year 2023

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

Multivehicle traffic accident on the D5 highway

On Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:14 a.m. in the Central Bohemian Region, the emergency line 112 of the Fire Rescue Brigade of the Capital City of Prague received information about a traffic accident involving several vehicles on the D5 highway at the 33rd kilometer in the direction from Pilsen to Prague.
A total of 14 trucks and 20 passenger cars and two vans crashed. The traffic accident resulted in four slightly injured persons who were transported by road and two seriously injured persons who were transported by the Air Emergency Service. 56 firefighters from 11 fire protection units with a total of 23 vehicles and one container were directly involved in liquidating the consequences.

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An explosion followed by a fire in Vysoké Mýto

Operational and Information Center of the Fire Rescue Brigade of the Pardubice Region received information about an explosion in the company Recycling – kovové odpady, a. s. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 8:38 a.m.
The cause of the explosion and subsequent fire was the initiation by a mechanical spark of a hybrid gaseous mixture of dust with atmospheric oxygen and propane-butane. It escaped from the toroidal LPG tank as a result of its crushing in the mill area. Direct losses were estimated at 45 million CZK and 255 million CZK were salvaged.

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Fluorine-free foaming agents - a new challenge

Europe is moving towards an accelerated reduction and total ban of fluorinated foaming agents - foaming agents containing perfluorinated and polyfluorinated compounds, which are together referred to by the abbreviation PFAS.
These foaming agents will be replaced in the coming years by new generation fluorine-free foaming agents that do not contain these substances. This is a global trend that will affect not only firefighters, but also most foam users. The reason for this step is to protect health and the environment.


The annual IROP conference presented the achieved results and showed the outlook for the new period

On Thursday, November 24, 2022, the traditional annual conference of the Integrated Regional Operational Program was held in Velké Poříčí. The aim was to present the results achieved in the 2014-2020 program period with a focus on reducing the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the meeting presented the outlook for future years in the new program period 2021-2027.

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