Posts tagged as firefighter

Firefighter fatally injured while installing barbed wire fence on Lithuania’s border

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

An officer of Lithuania’s Fire and Rescue Department was fatally injured at the border on Tuesday, the Ministry of the Interior reported. Egidijus Karla, 47, was injured during preparations to install a barbed wire fence, the ministry said in a press release. Paramedics called to the scene could not save the officer’s life. The statement did not specify the cause of death. Karla was clearing bushes with a chainsaw. According…

Police and firefighter vaccination likely to be compulsory

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Vaccination is likely to be compulsory also for police officers and firefighters, according to the Interior Minister, Marija Golubeva, Latvian Radio reported July 16. Although the amendments to the law on compulsory vaccination specifically highlight educational, social care and medical institutions, the obligation on state institutions to provide epidemiologically safe services means that the obligation to vaccinate will apply to a much wider range of employees. Heads of establishments will decide on…