The Prague Monitor has recently informed about an explosion of a house in Koryčany. During the blast, one volunteer firefighter died, and another was trapped beneath the rubble. Unfortunately, this public servant also passed away. Such casualties are quite unusual for the volunteer section of the Czech firefighters, as they are usually deployed to less threatening situations than the professionals. Nevertheless, their lifesaving work is also dangerous, as we were reminded by this unexpected explosion. To honour the lives of their dead colleagues, firefighters across Czechia have flown black flags on their stations and held a minute of silence on Sunday. The Koryčany volunteer fire brigade remembered their dead colleagues on Facebook on Friday: “We and the bereaved families are having a very difficult time. Our friends, brothers, sons, uncles, father of a family left forever. It happened without warning and without a single word of farewell. We appreciate your support and thank you for your condolences. ” The firefighters also informed about the course of Sunday’s planned piety on Friday via social networks. “On Sunday, a minute’s silence will honour the memory of two deceased volunteer firefighters from JSDH Koryčany. At 12:00 in front of our station, our equipment will be brought outside and our teams will stand outside. Black flags will be flown on our buildings. A number of volunteer fire brigade units from across the nation will also join us in honouring the memory,” the fire brigade said on its twitter account.

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