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Turkish ambassador thanks EMAK for earthquake assistance

Turkish Ambassador to Athens Cagatay Erciyes visited the headquarters of Greece’s EMAK disaster response team in a gesture of gratitude for its assistance in the aftermath of February’s disastrous earthquake, the embassy said in a tweet Monday. The embassy said that the Turkish envoy, who was accompanied by Climate Crisis …

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Greece’s EMAK rescues little girl, man from the rubble (video)

In a dramatic operation, EMAK rescuers from the Greek Fire Service managed to free a 6-year-old girl from the rubble of her collapsed home in the Turkish city of Iskenderun in the Hatay province on Tuesday afternoon local time. Using special equipment, the team had opened a 7-meter-deep passage to …

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54 firefighters transferred out of rescue unit EMAK for refusing to get vaccinated

A total of 54 firefighters who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 have been transferred out of the fire service’s Special Disaster Management Units (EMAK). The transfer takes place a month after the deadline for vaccination of EMAK members expired. In May, the Fire Service leadership decided in May that …

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Mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 for EMAK disaster units

All members of Greece’s Special Units for Disaster Management (EMAK) must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by June 11 or move to other units of the Fire Brigades, the Service leadership has decided. According to an order issued on Tuesday by the Fire Department, firefighters on the emergency units are free …

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Greece sends C-130 with EMAK Rescue Team for SAR operations to Beirut

A C-130 military aircraft with a special rescue team (EMAK), one dog, two vehicles and equipment on board took off from the Elefsina airport for Beirut, on Wednesday morning. This was Greece’s immediate relief response to the explosion disaster in Beirut that has cost so far the lives of over …

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EMAK rescues two people in Albania, church opens for survivors (videos)

Local, foreign and Greek EMAK rescuers are racing against time to save lives still under the debris of collapsed buildings in Durres and Thumane. The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Albania, Anastasios, opened the church in Durres so that earthquake survivors can spend the night or find a shelter during the …

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Greece sends 40-member EMAK rescuers to help in Albania earthquake

Greece immediately responded to the earthquake situation in Albania and is deploying a 40-member team of EMAK, the Special Units for Disasters of the Fire Service. A C-130 is scheduled to take off from Elefsina military airport in West Attica with 25 rescuers on board at noon. One more EMAK …

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Athens: dramatic rescue operation to free boy,13, from 18m-deep cave

UPDATE 3:13 pm: rescue operation of boy from cave ends successfully. After several hours, the men of Greek Search & Rescue Units (EMAK) managed to untrapp the boy from the cave, As lifting it to surface with a stretcher was impossible, the rescue team used a lader to helf the boy …

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Corinth: Dramatic Dog Rescue (video)

Crews from Greek search and rescue brigades (EMAK) rescued a little dog from the slopes of the Isthmus of Corinth. The dog had left his home a few hours earlier. He was trapped in the slopes and was unable to return to safe land. The onwers called the fire brigades that …

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