Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) donated 5 000 antigen tests for Covid-19 to firefighters from Moravian-Silesian region. Fast and reliable tests costs more than one million CZK in total and will help to detect asymptomatic carriers among firefighters and policemen.
Carmaker from Nošovice continues in long-term cooperation with Fire Brigade of Moravian-Silesian Region (FB MSR) by this donation. Hyundai for example donates cars for training of rescuing manoeuvres for example. “We really appreciate hard work of integrated rescue system. We realize that in these difficult times every help is needed. That’s why we decided to donate useful antigen tests which help to find people infected by coronavirus. By this we will contribute to maintaining the ability of readiness for action of the rescue system till they get vaccinated,” said president of HMMC Cheolseung Baek.
Carmaker has already played an important role in formation and construction of FB MSR station in Nošovice. It also significantly contributes to its operation every year. Hyundai organizes events for rescue system members on regular basis. Firefighters are coming to Hyundai’s premises to learn constructions of cars produced here in order to get the best preparation for sharp intervention at traffic accident. They can try thematic exercises such as fire or chemical danger. Their colleagues from other countries are being invited to these trainings too. HMMC is also participating on young firefighters’ competition in firefighter sport.
“HMMC company is our reliable partner ever since its establishment. We will use donated tests for antigen testing of members and employees of FB MSR and also members and employees of regional police directorate,” said regional director of fire brigade Vladimír Vlček.
Antigen tests are provided by paramedics of FB. “Main importance is in fast detection of positive asymptomatic members and employees of both rescue system parts to avoid further spread of Covid-19 in stations and working spaces. It is one of basic steps to maintain ability of act of rescue system,” added Vladimír Vlček.
Carmaker Hyundai in Nošovice helped on different places since the beginning of pandemic. One of the most significant help is financial gift of 10 000 000 CZK which was donated with Czech representation of brand Hyundai Motor Czech to the Government of the Czech Republic.
Money was dedicated to support winning projects of hackathon Hack the Crisis. Hyundai Nošovice also amongst others handed over 21 300 FFP2 type respirators to Moravian-Silesian Region, Frýdek-Místek city and thirteen municipalities around plant. Price of these respirators was more than 3,25 million CZK. Many of our employees are also participating in the fight against pandemic by volunteer activities too.