Rescue operations in Poland – General description and examples

Krzysztof Łącki , Lesław Kwaśniewski


This paper presents the course of fire and rescue action during a fire in a hotel building near Warsaw. A fire occurred in January 2011. The property affected by fire is a four story building with a meeting room for 50 people, catering facilities on the ground floor, and three floors of hotel rooms above. In the fire fighting action, which lasted more than 10 hours, were involved 80 fire fighters, 24 fire vehicles and a total of 11 police officers and emergency workers. The hotel's owner estimated the loss at about 1 million PLN. The value of saved property was estimated as 8 million PLN. There were no any casualties among fire fighters or other victims. Due to the significant fina ncial damage and the fact that every fire in such facility carries a serious risk to occupants of the building, the operational services of the State Fire Service (PSP) carried out an analysis of the event. That analysis went beyond the typical report "the information from the event" drawn up after each action (see attachment). This document is supposed not only to assess the efficiency and quality of operations but is also used as training material in other units of the State Fire Service. The paper presents an analysis of the course of events and activities carried ou t based on documentation prepared by officers of the State Fire Service.
Author Krzysztof Łącki
Krzysztof Łącki,,
, Lesław Kwaśniewski (FCE / IRB)
Lesław Kwaśniewski,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
Book Wald F., Burgess Ian, Horova K., Kallerova P., Jirku J. (eds.): COST Action TU0904 - Fire Brigade Reports and Investigations, 2013, Prague, CTU Publishing House, ISBN 978-80-01-05200-6, 168 p.
Languageen angielski
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