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Our Czech site helps Red Cross and prevents infant death

The Czech Red Cross has a new two wheel helper – a trailer which will help during emergencies like floods, fires and other disasters. The trailer was bought thanks to money which visitors of last year music festival of Colours of Ostrava generated at the charitable Dance for Life initiative by ArcelorMittal Ostrava.


“We are glad that thanks to our Dance For Life event we were able to support a Red Cross project that will improve the operability of the rescue team and help save lives of people,” said Monika Pěnčíková, head of the Corporate Responsibility and Social Services team at ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

The trailer will be primarily used for humanitarian help transport. It will help the rescue workers provide higher quality of medical aid at important cultural, sports and social events held in Ostrava region. And it will also serve for preventive purposes during first aid trainings organized for the public.

Trailer and baby sensors
“During last floods we realized that we would need a trailer which would transfer humanitarian help to places of emergency. Trailer will help us improve our medical and rescue services.” said Lydie Poledníková, head of the Czech Red Cross in Ostrava.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava has been supporting medical institution in the long run. Besides the trailer the site recently donated also 12 baby sensors to Ostrava University Hospital and its maternity ward. They will help to prevent infants from the sudden death syndrome.

Chief H&S Officer Jiří Michálek is looking how the baby sensors work.


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Photo: Ivo Štěrba, Communications, ArcelorMittal Ostrava.