02 February 2024 – 15:44
Ceremonial opening of the annex of the Olomouc fire station, photo source: HZSOLK
Firefighters at the Olomouc station got a modern background for chemical, technical and communication services thanks to a new building that became part of the fire department within fourteen months. The ribbon was cut in front of the building on Friday, February 2, and the extension was officially opened. The event was attended by the general director of the HZS CR Vladimír Vlček, the director of the HZS Olomouc region Karel Kolářík, the governor of the Olomouc region Josef Suchánek and representatives of the joint-stock company that was in charge of the construction.
Members of the chemical, technical and communications service, who take care of, among other things, means of communication, special equipment, detection technology and breathing apparatus for professional and volunteer firefighters, can use larger workshops and modern facilities corresponding to the current requirements for the performance of the service. “The space includes a so-called wet and dry workshop of chemical services as well as modern technology for filling pressure cylinders of breathing apparatus with a new powerful compressor from the Dräger company. The building also offers facilities for firefighters with specializations: divers, climbers and marksmen, who can also use larger storage spaces here. There is also a dishwasher for off-road equipment, garages for special equipment and other storage areas.” stated the press spokesperson of the HZS of the Olomouc region, Lucie Balážová.
The event also included a ceremonial presentation of a gift from the Olomouc Region. “The Fire Rescue Department of the Olomouc Region took over three sets of Holmatro hydraulic rescue devices in a battery version. The region contributed two million crowns to their purchase. The total cost of acquiring three sets exceeded three million crowns. Hydraulic rescue tools are used for rescuing people in complex traffic accidents.” explained Lucie Balážová.
Ten cities and towns were given tank car sprayers and command cars. “This increased the ability to act and the usability of the fire protection units in the region. Eight municipalities have taken over hydraulic recovery devices, thereby expanding the number of units that will be able to intervene in traffic accidents and thus increase the level of safety and health protection. the spokeswoman added.
Author: editor, L. Balážová, photo source: HZS OLK