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Greek Firefighters Save Trapped Dog in Well on Mykonos

Greek firefighters on the island of Mykonos saved the life of a dog, which had fallen in a deep well recently. The incident took place in the area of Korfos on the popular Greek island of Mykonos. Eight-Meter Deep Well The lovely...

Firefighters Gather Outside Coronavirus Hospital in Athens to Pay Tribute to Medical Staff

In what has now become a coronavirus tradition, scores of Athens firefighters assembled outside the city's Sotiria (Salvation) Hospital on Holy Wednesday morning to pay tribute to and thank all the doctors, nurses and paramedics who are battling against...

Moving Scenes as Greek Firefighters Pay Tribute to Medical Staff of Thessaloniki

Tens of firefighters in Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki assembled outside AHEPA University Hospital recently, where medical staff have been tirelessly offering treatment to COVID-19 patients for several weeks. AHEPA Doctors, nurses and paramedics found a few moments to go outside the...

Village Evacuated as Firefighters Battle Wild Fire on Corfu Island

Greek firefighters in cooperation with the Hellenic Police are evacuating the village of Viggla on Corfu island. Viggla is a small village at an altitude of 250 meters (820 ft) right opposite to the Albanian coastline. According to local media the firefighters use...

Greek Firefighters and Rescuers Criticize Government on Deadly Fires Response

The head of Greek firemen federation and the leader of a coast guard rescue mission criticized the government for responding slow and misinforming the public on the deadly East Attica wildfires. Dimitris Stathopoulos, the head of the firefighters' federation spoke...

Greek Heroes Save Lives for a Few Hundred Euros

Underpaid and overworked, Greece's firefighters, police and ambulance staff have been hailed as heroes following their superhuman efforts on Monday to save lives in the deadly fires that hit East Attica. Every summer, the tireless men of the Fire Department...

Kythira Island in "State of Emergency", Firefighter hospitalized

The wildfire is ranging on Kythira for a third day and a "state of emergency" was declared on Saturday, after four settlements had to be evacuated. One third of the island’s forest and low vegetation areas have been burned...

Wildfire south of Athens injures firemen, damages homes

Three firefighters have been hospitalized with burns and local authorities have issued an evacuation order for residents near a seaside town south of Athens as a wildfire fueled by high winds threatened homes, but has now been contained, authorities...

New Destructive Fires Blaze on Chios, Six Injured [video]

A major fire broke out on Chios early in the morning on Friday destroying a forested area and injuring six people. The blaze continues between the villages Sidirounta, Katavasi and Managros. Speaking to Skai television, deputy governor of the region Stamatis...

Firefighters Battle Blaze on Mount Taygetus Forest

More than 60 firefighters and 17 vehicles are employed to contain a forest blaze that broke out late Sunday in the Taygetus Mountain range in Peloponnese. On Monday the fire had spread to steep, inaccessible terrain, near the village of...