A team of 146 Polish firefighters will help fight heavy fires in the south of France, the Polish interior ministry announced on Thursday.
Seven people, including two firemen, were injured as a result of storms that passed across Poland on Friday night, a spokesman for the State Fire Brigade has told PAP.
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.
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.
Józef Miehle from the town of Maków Podhalański used his 1942 Dodge during WWII and for decades after. Now the 93-year-old says to restore it would be a dream come true. “I would like her to take me on my last journey on earth,” he said. “That would be something.”
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.
A four-person team of Polish firefighters reached the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, where Albania had requested the Polish government to provide 500 field beds in disaster aid following an earthquake in November, the Interior Ministry has told PAP.
Firefighters from Poland's State Fire Service have travelled to Albania to give humanitarian aid to victims of an earthquake that rocked the country at the end of November, the Ministry of Interior has informed PAP in a press release.