The new fire station in Prague – Holešovice was ceremoniously opened, divers will also have facilities here | POŽÁRY.cz – the focus of hot news
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the new fire station in Holešovice was ceremoniously opened with the participation of Interior Minister Vít Rakušan, General Director of the Czech Fire Service, Major General Vladimír Vlček, Mayor Zdeněk Hřiby, Deputy Mayor for Security Petr Hlubuček, Mayor of Prague 7 Jan Čižinský fire brigade Col. Luďek Prudil and the former director of HZS hl. m Prague brig. gene. Roman Hlinovsky.
Another important guest, former and current members of the HZS hl. m of Prague and other guests.
Before noon, the Ministry of the Interior and the speakers cut the ribbon and then inspected the new station, accompanied by the director of the Prague fire brigade and the station commander. The Minister of the Interior, together with the General Director and the Mayor, also announced a symbolic ceremonial trip of the fire brigade to the historic bell.
For two coronavirus years, we have seen firefighters indispensable every day. We need to thank them for it, but deeds are better than words. It’s great that the firefighters from Prague’s Holešovice no longer have to go to save the lives of an 80’s old wooden building, but they finally have a dignified background,
Vít Rakušan wished the fire brigade of the Ministry of the Interior.
We can always fully rely on our firefighters during emergencies, which is why the task of the capital city of Prague is to be a stable partner. In order to abundantly expand the modern station, we transferred the necessary land to the state free of charge.
I am pleased that today we have definitively rectified the debt to the Prague fire brigade, who has dozens of dignified facilities to perform their demanding work,
says Zdeněk Hřib, mayor of the capital.
I am very glad that after so many years we have managed to open a new station in Prague-Holešovice, which is becoming the central station of the Prague fire brigade. We always try to be and will provide for the best possible background.
I believe that we will be able to reconstruct other stations in the Czech Republic in a similar way, where firefighters currently do not have completely satisfactory conditions for the performance of the service. I wish the firefighters many successful trips with a happy ending,
said the General Director of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic, Maj. Gen. Ing. Vladimir Vlcek, Ph.D., MBA.
Thanks to the excellent cooperation and coordination of the components of the Integrated Rescue System, Prague is one of the safest cities in the world. We are further developing this cooperation.
From 2023, the site of the Medical Rescue Service of the Capital City of Prague will also be located in this area,
says Deputy Mayor for Security Petr Hlubuček.
I would like to thank mainly my colleagues who are threatened with the preparation, implementation and commissioning of the new Holešovice stations,
said the director of HZS hl. m Prague Col. Ludek Prudil.
The original station was built as one of the seven temporary stations in 1942 during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
The construction was also decided on the basis of the assumptions of impending air raids by Allied aircraft during World War II. The decision was issued by the then commander of the fire brigade in Prague, Col. Bruno Petersen, former fire director of Düsseldorf.
This fundamental decision can be considered as the historic first comprehensive coverage of the territory of the capital city of Prague. The Holešovice station was the last preserved station from this period.
Project preparation for the construction of a new central station began in 2015. On 31 October 2016, a decision was issued on the location of the building. June 28, 2017 The Building Authority of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic issued a building permit for the entire HS Holešovice complex.
On 12 August 2019, a contract was signed for the construction of the first stage of the project, the building of the central exit station, with the company Garden Line and VÁHOSTAV. The construction itself was started on September 1, 2019.
The building was built for 367,289,861.72 crowns.
There will be an organized departure of two 1 + 5 teams and one 1 + 3 team at the station. There will also be a car ladder, a gas fire truck, a large-capacity tanker and a technical car for divers with a boat, including a baroque chamber. The station will be a fulcrum for underwater work and will operate for traffic interventions.
Shift commanding officers will also be at the station. A detachment will be sent from the station in connection with international rescue operations abroad or assistance to other regional fire brigades within the framework of central coordination. There will be three shifts at the C3 station, 26 firefighters every time. The minimum number per shift is 19 firefighters.
In the fire station of the station are Bohnice, Březiněves, Bubeneč, Čakovice, Čimice, Ďáblice, Dolní Chabry, Hloubětín, Holešovice, Kobylisy, Letňany, Libeň, Prosek, Střížkov, Troja, Třeboradice and Vysočany.
The construction of Building B, ie the administrative building adjacent to Building A, will also begin.
The documentation for the construction of building B was HZS hl. m of Prague handed over on 30 April 2020. Building permit – change of part of the construction, was issued to the Regional Office of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic on 13 March 2020.
In 2023, the ZZS hl. m of Prague. In the following years, the construction of building C is planned for the directorate of the Fire and Rescue Service of the capital city of Prague.
Maj. BC. Martin Kavka