Ambulances for the fire services. Significant changes discussed at the conference held within the scope of IFRE - EXPO in Targi Kielce
The 4th International Fair of Equipment and Equipment for Fire Brigades and Rescue Services IFRE-EXPO, which takes place at the Kielce exhibition and congress centre from 15 to 17 June, is the place where the latest devices, equipment and technologies for fire brigades are presented. The event discusses topical issues for State Fire Services operation.
On Friday, at the Conference of the National Headquarters of the State Fire Services was the discussion platform for "Medical rescue operations in the KSRG", "Development of communications for alarming and warning the population" and "Act on fire protection in a preventive aspect - a legislative challenge". The discussion featured: Senior Brigadier Leszek Smolarczyk - Operational Planning Office of the Headquarters of the State Fire Services, Junior Brigadier Grażyna Krause from the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Services in Wrocław, Senior Brigadier Mariusz Lenartowicz Director of the Civil Protection Office of the Headquarters of the State Fire Services, Senior Brigadier Jarosław Pozierak – Director of the Information Security Office of the Headquarters of the State Fire Services; Senior Brigadier Ernest Ziębaczewski Director of the Threat Prevention Office of the Headquarters of the State Fire Services; The conference was moderated by Brig. Dr. Engineer Adam Konieczny.
The topic that courted controversy related to the bill commonly known under the name of "an ambulance in every commune", this was the onset of the discussion. - Fire brigade units are well located, thus the idea that each commune and poviat headquarters should have its own ambulance, which will guarantee the proper level of duties performance. As part of the National Rescue and Firefighting System, we will provide paramedic services within the scheme of the State Medical Rescue Service - said Senior Brigadier Dr. Eng. Adam Konieczny. Firefighters cannot transport people in fire trucks, an ambulance would enable to offer help, even for injured firefighters.
Provisions regarding the assistance were explained by the senior brig. Leszek Smolarczyk - Operational Planning Office of the Headquarters of the State Fire Services. As he said, according to the new regulations, the team includes paramedics who can administer drugs, e.g. to support the effective resuscitation. - Fire crews will not replace ambulance services, but will cooperate with them. They will provide assistance when an ambulance takes longer to reach the injured person, he explained.