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Ambulance service to be strengthen with Army & Fire Service assistance

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday that the Ambulance Service EKAV will be strengthen with the assistance  of the Army and the Fire Service. During his introductory speech at the first cabinet meeting, Mitsotakis heralded “Better wages, better health service, better state, better life.” In one sentence he spoke …

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Torrential rain floods Thessaloniki; over 800 calls to Fire Service (pcts,vids)

A heavy rainstorm hit the urban complex of Greece’s second biggest city Thessaloniki turning streets into rivers, sweeping away vehicles, flooding homes and shops, and even the landmark of the city , the White Tower. Power outage recorded in some of the residential and commercial areas. The rain started around …

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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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Evia wildfire mostly under control on Sunday; Fire Service on alert (picts)

The wildfire front on the island of Evia was mostly under control, authorities said on Sunday, almost 24 hours after a fire broke out in the forest area between the villages Kremasto and Gaia, forcing the evacuation of the first, late on Saturday night. Firefighters and aerial means managed to …

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Greece’s Defense Council replaces chief of Fire Service

Greece’s Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) replaced Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris, the head of the Fire Service, following a session on Thursday. Kolokouris had been appointed to the post on February 2020. Lieutenant General Alexios Rapanos will take over the job. At the same time, it extended the …

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Armed Forces assist Fire Service in Greece’s multiple fire fronts

The Armed Forced were mobilized on Thursday morning to assist the Fire Service as several fire fronts have got out of control burning down thousands of acres of forest and destroy existences as they destroy also homes and businesses. At a press briefing National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos outlined how …

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Mati Fire: Prosecutor investigates to upgrade charges against 12 Fire Service officers

The Athens prosecutor investigates whether charges against 12 Fire Brigade officers during the devastating fire at Mati in 2018 will be upgraded to prosecution for fatal exposure of citizens to danger. the decision is expected to be announced. The upgrading of charges to criminal level is at the urging of …

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Asylum seeker from Sierra Leone assists Samos Fire Service

Danid, a firefighetr from Sierra Leone and asylum seeker on the island of Samos, is volunteering at the local fire service, providing information to the camp residents on fire risks and setting up a group of volunteers at the camp. Before leaving his country to seek asylum, Danid was working …

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Fire Service: Arson was most likely the cause of fire in Athens hotel

There are very serious indications that the fire in Athenaeum Palace Hotel on Syggrou Avenue on Thursday was caused by arson, the Fire Service has said. The fire simultaneously started at three points, state broadcaster ERT TV reported on Friday morning. The arson suspicion is enhanced due to the findings. …

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Greece’s Fire Service announces opening of firefighting season 2019

The Greek Fire Service has announced the opening of the firefighting season 2019. The firefighting season that in fact forbids the setting of fires outdoors runs from May 1 until October 31. Calling on citizens to avoid anything that would start a fire, the Fire Service published a list of …

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Mati wildfire report: Cynical 199-operators, complete chaos in Fire Service

The prosecutors’ report on the Mati wildfire on 23. July 2018 highlights the complete lack of organization and operation, and reveals the shocking responses by the Fire Service operators to residents desperately calling for help. The anguished calls by distressed citizens fearing for their lives were met with the cynicism …

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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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85 people dead, one missing in Athens wildfires, says Fire Service

The bodies of 81 people have been identified, one person remains missing, the Greek Fire Service said on Wednesday evening. The four people who have died in the hospitals should be added to the above number, the statement said. According to registration conducted by relatives, one person remains missing. Media …

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25 people missing in Athens wildfires, says Fire Service on Sunday

A week after the tragedy in Athens wildfires in East Attica and following an immense public pressure, the government obviously instructed the announcement about the number of missing people. The Fire Service announced in a statement published on Sunday evening that the number of officially missing people is 25. “It …

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