The Prague fire brigade received a modern central exit station in Argentinská Street, which was ceremoniously opened today. The capital of construction allowed the transfer of its land in the area to the state. Next year, the Fire and Rescue Service of the capital The City of Prague will start building an administrative building.
“The last month has shown that the units of the Integrated Rescue System, including the fire brigade, are a much-needed part of society in unexpected events. I am glad that the capital donated this land in exchange of 9,313 square meters for the construction of a new fire station and it turned out that the health of citizens is a priority for us, “says Deputy Minister for Security Petr Hlubuček and adds:” Prague has long been the owner fire brigade complex in Holešovice. On the contrary, the base is operated by the state, which, however, could not invest in the property of another owner. Therefore, even before the planned construction, new basic requirements through the Fire and Rescue Service of the Capital City of Prague for a free transfer of land. “In this request, the City Council The city of Prague complied, increasing the construction of a new modern fire station enabled. According to an expert opinion from 2013, the value of the land was 133.5 million crowns.
“Prague is a safe city also thanks to the fact that we have a fire station in Holešovice. It did not stop working even during the construction of the new building. That is why I would like to know the firefighters who served here, especially during this provisional period. In the future, the rescue service and the police will also be based here, which contributes to even better cooperation between all components of the Integrated Rescue System. I am glad that the capital city is dedicating its land to this project, “says the mayor of Prague 7 and a member of the City Council. of the City of Prague Jan Čižinský.
The original station was built during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in 1942 as one of seven temporary wooden buildings. These were deployed throughout the city in case of a quick response to the threat of air raids. In the end, the base in Holešovice was the last to serve in an almost unchanged form until recently, when it was already in a state of disrepair and did not meet current standards.
Project preparation for the construction of the new station began in 2015, and two years later the Building Authority of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic issued a building permit for the entire area of the Holešovice fire station. The construction of the first stage itself, which included the construction of the central exit station, was started on September 1, 2019. Now the construction is almost completed and its handover to the use of the Fire and Rescue Service of the capital. The City of Prague is scheduled for November 18, 2021. The construction costs amounted to 367.3 million crowns, which were allocated from the state budget.
This year, the construction of buildings B will follow, which will be used for administration. A building permit for the modified project was issued last year. In the coming years, it is planned to build building C for the headquarters of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Capital City of Prague.
Fire station number 3 in Holešovice has long been the busiest fire station in terms of the number of exits. Firefighters cover interventions in a large area of Prague 7, Prague 8, Prague 9 and smaller city districts of Prague-Troja, Prague-Dolní Chabry, Prague-Ďáblice, Prague-Březiněves and Prague 18. In addition, there is a housing estate with a large a number of inhabitants such as Bohnice, Čimice, Kobylisy, Prosek, Vysočany or Letňany.
Source: City Hall Prague, illustration photo (example of the work of firefighters at the Prague Exhibition Grounds): archive Our Water
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