SŽDC´s Fire Department after the reorganization shall cover the whole operated railway network


Prague, 01/04/2011 – Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization (SŽDC) issues a press release in connection with inaccurate information presented in the programme Televizní noviny (Nova TV news, 30.3. 2011).

It has been known for several months that SŽDC is implementing general economic and operational recovery of the organization in compliance with the government resolution on the decrease of state budget deficit. The reorganization of the fire department (HZS SŽDC) has already been developed and prepared. On Monday, 28th March 2011, the intent and the time schedule of the next procedure were presented to the chiefs of fire brigade units of HZS SŽDC, HZS to SŽDC Headquarters staff as well as the representatives of the trade unions. Next, there will be meetings focusing on the structure of HZS SŽDC with regional representatives of the Fire Rescue Corps (HZS ČR) and HZS ČR Directorate General.

The outcome of the anticipated reorganization will be (contrary to the present situation) the coverage of the whole railway network. In this context, it is necessary to emphasize the role of SŽDC´s Fire Department as the Fire Rescue Corps pursuant to Act No. 133/1985 Coll. as amended. Within the reorganization, several operational units will be merged and similar functionally operational units will be created. Due to the reorganization 47 jobs will be cancelled.

HZS SŽDC will continue to provide and guarantee all the attendance action in connection with rail accidents occurring in the Czech Republic. Simultaneously with the continuing reorganization of HZS SŽDC, there is a tendency to use this SŽDC´s organization unit within the Transport Resort. The objective is to increase necessary financial means for HZS SŽDC operation through charged tasks executed e.g. for the Road and Motorway Directorate (ŘSD).


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