The Prague 14 district established a unit of the Volunteer Fire Brigade on its territory. The proposal to establish the unit has already been approved by the municipal council of Prague 14. Now the necessary funding for the armory, equipment and other necessary things will be sought.
“We in Prague 14 have been dealing with the establishment of a volunteer fire brigade for many years, our district is one of the larger ones and the nearest professional unit is in Satalice, the nearest voluntary unit is in Běchovice and, for example, in Prague 9 there are no firefighters at all, so from this point of view it is it’s beneficial for the city district,” said Jaromír Krátký (ODS) – deputy mayor of Prague 14 municipal council.
Fourteen has the great advantage that a number of professional firefighters live in the Černý Most housing estate, and they are in demand for the establishment of a unit, as well as for possible membership. Last but not least, it is also about tradition. It is precisely the units of the Volunteer Fire Brigade that are a traditional part of the Integrated Rescue System in the territory of the former Austria-Hungary states.
“A person who has reached the age of 18 can join the unit of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, who is physically and medically fit, and especially for the volunteer unit, it is important that they also have the enthusiasm, enthusiasm and desire to do it in their spare time and dedicate some of their time to it. time,” said Jaromír Pospíšil – commander of the SDH Prague 14 unit.
“The key for us was the establishment of the unit, the unit currently has 9 members, of which 6 are professional firefighters and three are novices, I myself am one of them. We are only at the beginning, we have a lot of work ahead of us in the order of several years. We are a rescue fire brigade corps about the possible abandonment of equipment, we are looking for subsidy sources and we are looking for a place to build a fire station. One of those places is, for example, the territory of Broumarská jih right next to the Kyjské pond,” said Jaromír Krátký (ODS) – deputy mayor of Prague 14 municipality.
Volunteer firefighters intervene in a wide range of cases, be it fires, technical interventions, but also extraordinary events, such as storms or floods, and they also participate in the construction of flood defenses.