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Greek Firefighters Warn Public That Only 40 Percent of Their Vehicles are Reliable

The President of the Association of Firefighters, Phillipos Panteleakos, has said there are many damaged firefighting vehicles in garages all over the country awaiting maintenance. Their transfer to the garages should have taken place in April but was delayed as...

Greek Fire Department Combats 1,500 Fire Fronts Every Year

A recent report, brought together by the deputy commander of the Greek Fire Service, Adrianos Gourbatsis, revealed that 1.6 million hectares of land was burned in Greece between 1981 and 2014. The average expanse of land burned annually is...

Greece Hit By Extreme Weather – 1 Dead; Bridge Collapses

Severe weather conditions and heavy rain that hit northern Greece over the weekend flooded Pineios river. As a result, a bridge in Diava, Kalambaka, partially collapsed, while according to locals' reports, the water level is constantly rising. Greek police have...

Teenage Girl Killed in Fire Near Athens Center

A tragedy occurred early on Tuesday morning near the center of Athens, when a sixteen year old girl's body was found burnt by flames ignited inside her family’s store in Omonia Square. The Armenian family had transformed the store’s storage...

Heavy Rainfall in Greece Causes Damage and Accidents, Leaves One Person Dead [Video]

Special emergency units arrived in Western Greece where men of the Greek Fire Department are trying to address the widespread problems caused by today's severe weather conditions Thursday, October 22. In fact the severe weather made an impact in...

Apocalyptic Images Due to Tornado in Peloponnese, Greece

A wave of bad weather conditions has hit Greece, starting from the west, which is expected to last until Wednesday, according to weather forecasters. Strong winds, heavy rainfalls and storms have hit the country, especially in the areas of...

Tragic Accident in Patras Leaves 3 Students Dead

Six Greek students were part of a tragic accident that took place early on Monday in Patras. The students had met at a party in the city and all left together taking only one car, which under unknown circumstances...

Greek Citizen Protection Ministry Dissatisfied Over Retirement of Uniformed Officials

Greece's Citizen Protection Ministry expressed its dissatisfaction regarding the submission of a new amendment on the retirement of military and security force officials. The Ministry statement spoke of a sudden amendment submission, stressing that this action radically opposes the Ministry’s political leadership. This...

Large Wildfire Breaks Out on Greek Island of Corfu

A large wildfire broke out on the Greek island of Corfu around noon, near Myrtiotissa beach and the operation to extinguish the fire is still underway. According to local media, the Corfu Fire Department chief stated that authorities have not...

Wildfires Spread Across Greece

At least six wildfires broke out across Greece on Friday, July 17. The first large-scale fire occurred in Laconia, Peloponnese, where firefighters are still trying to get the situation under control using land vehicles and Canadair aircraft. More than two...