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Kraków Airport Fire and Rescue Service unit to be incorporated into the national fire and rescue system.

Publish date

02.09

2018

Kraków Airport Fire and Rescue Service unit to be incorporated into the national fire and rescue system.

On 30th August 2018 Kraków Airport and the Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Kraków signed an agreement on the implementation of rescue actions by Kraków Airport Fire and Rescue Service (LSRG) within the national fire and rescue system (KSRG) in the following years, i.e. until 31st December 2024. This is a unique agreement in Poland as an LSRG unit will support the rescue and fire-fighting operations of volunteer fire services and the State Fire Service outside the airport’s premises.

Kraków Airport Fire and Rescue Service (LSRG) secures all air operations (take-offs and landings) at Kraków Airport and enables all actions necessary to eliminate health, life and property threatening incidents. LSRG is the only fire-fighting unit incorporated into KSRG.

From the initial incorporation of LSRG into KSRG (i.e. from 1st January 2016) until 30th August 2018 the fire-fighters attended the total of 94 incidents with KSRG, mostly on the A4. They also took part in incidents in the neighbouring villages like Budzyń, where they helped put out a fire in a residential building.

Additionally, the fire-fighters cooperate with other fire-fighting units, mostly during airport rescue drills as well as rescue and fire incidents.