Firefighters from France have arrived in Greece to assist their Greek colleagues to combat the numerous wild- and forest-fires ravaging the country.
The French contingent consisting of 25 firefighters will be stationed in Attica throughout the month of August.
27 firefighters from Norway and 48 firefighters from Finland are expected to arrive in the next days.
The Norwegian team will be reportedly stationed in Tripoli, central Peloponnese.
A warm thank you to each and every one for your support 🙏
— Χρήστος Στυλιανίδης – Christos Stylianides (@StylianidesEU) August 1, 2022
Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides welcomed the French unit at a welcoming ceremony at the Fire Service Academy. “I am certain that your presence here today, considering the well-known difficulties that France is facing [with wildfires], is proof of what we call European solidarity and fraternal relations between France and Greece,” he said.
The new teams replace Romanian and and German firefighters who supported their Greek colleagues in the month of July.
Α heartfelt thank you to 🇩🇪 firefighters leaving #Greece tdy after a month
Vielen Dank! pic.twitter.com/ZPg4qZ0QWP
— Χρήστος Στυλιανίδης – Christos Stylianides (@StylianidesEU) July 30, 2022