Prague and Central Bohemia’s warning sirens were sounded today to commemorate a firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Jan Odermatt

Jan Odermatt was fatally injured in a paint shop fire on 14 February. The fire occurred in an industrial building in the village Zvole, near Prague. Jan Odermatt died in hospital from injuries sustained while fighting the fire.


The commemoration took place on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 9.55am.