Fireman and defender for football club Dąb Dębno, Łukasz Gryciak is to be awarded the Cross of Merit for Bravery in a ceremony scheduled later today after he saved the lives of two children and their grandmother trapped in the fire.
Another group of Polish firefighters has landed in Athens to help fight the severe wildfires that have devastated areas of the country.
Poland's prime minister on Thursday praised Polish firefighters currently in Greece to fight a wave of wildfires that have laid waste to hectares of forests around the Greek capital.
Polish firefighters sent to Greece to help fight heavy fires in parts of the country will prolong their mission in Greece as requested to do so by the Greek authorities, a Polish government official said on Monday.
Poland sent to Germany a firefighting rescue team and 70 devices to dry out flooded property on Monday to help with flood relief, the prime minister announced.
Firefighters in Kraków have been battling a blaze that broke out in the city’s archives for 36 hours.
The photo mysteriously appeared on the fire brigade’s social media after they were photographed tackling a blaze in the village of Małdyty in northern Poland.
The Gdynia fire brigade had been attending a routine callout when events took a turn and they ended up saving the lives of the two moggies.
When fire crews arrived at the site in southeast Poland’s Podkarpackie region they found smoke billowing out of the tree named Wincenty, which has been a national monument since 1966.
Poland’s State Fire Service says it has a team of around 50 trained personnel, including 39 rescuers with four dogs and a chemical rescue module ready to leave immediately following appeals for help from the Lebanese.