Organisation of emergency action
Reporting of an accident
It is possible to activate the emergency service from anywhere in the Czech Republic 24 hours a day by telephone – by reporting information about the place and circumstances of the accident, in particular, the character and expected volume of escaped toxic substances on the following telephone numbers 235 522 252 to 5, or 724 071 724, 602 413 225 and 602 617 831. Contractual clients have direct telephone contact to the emergency control room.
Recording of the event
The Emergency Service Manager records the necessary data when receiving information about the origination of an emergency situation, i.e. the basic data necessary for emergency action, i.e. the time of receipt of information, the name of the informing person, the place of the emergency discharge, description of the situation in the place of the emergency, the expected kind of contaminant, information about the activity of other participating units.
The emergency vehicle with a blue beacon and warning signs arrives within 30 minutes from the receipt of a signal about the origination of an emergency situation.
Primary emergency action
The primary emergency action is implemented in coordination with other elements (Fire Rescue Brigade, Police of the Czech Republic, Czech Environmental Inspection, Basin Management, etc.) with the aim to minimise the impacts of the accident. Immediately after arrival at the scene of the accident, the emergency group starts a basic survey of the locality, with the aim to ascertain and preliminarily document the initial status of contamination of soil, and decides about calling other emergency units. At the moment of arrival at the locality, the emergency group is provided with detailed information about the discharged substance and the location of the accident from electronic databases.
Activity of the hydrogeological service
The Emergency Service Manager informs an employee of the hydrogeological service, which is accessible 24 hours a day, about the accident. His obligation is to evaluate the local hydrogeological conditions in the area of interest, to use the Geological Information System (on processed routes) to specify the main risks related to the emergency escape and propose preventive protective actions, to evaluate the risks resulting from the actual hydrogeological conditions and their character (the scope of the originated accident) and to hand over feedback information to the head of the emergency service about the risk related to the contamination of underground and surface water.
Removing accident consequences
In relation to the decisions of state administration bodies on the required scope of removing the consequences of an accident, DEKONTA ensures overall rehabilitation of the scene of the accident, from emergency action to final liquidation of hazardous wastes.