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Greek Firefighter on Evia Saved Neighbors’ Homes While His Own Burned

The Evia fires of August 2021 produced mayhem, misery and devastation, but they also brought forth some extraordinary firefighting stories and tales of true heroism. Among the many heroic acts by firemen, volunteers and locals helping put out the...

The History — and Future — of Greek Firefighting

The history of Greek firefighting throughout the years and how it may best function in the future is now under scrutiny. Wildfires scorched more acres than have ever been burned before during August. Wednesday in the Greek Parliament, verbal blows...

Greece Commends its Firefighters: “We Fought a Great Battle”

As Greece's firefighters continue their battle to subdue the wildfires ravaging the country, the nation's civil protection chief Nikos Hardalias has praised their firefighting response thus far, noting that all available resources were used in their effort to contain...

Over 100 Homes Destroyed, Damaged by Fires in Greece

The Evia and Varympompi fires have now burned over 150 homes and 20,000 acres of land; three more villages on Evia have been evacuated.

Monk Dies Trying to Help Firefighters Fallen Into Ravine

A Greek monk was killed and two firefighters injured when their vehicles fell into a 70-meter deep ravine near the chapel of Hilandarion monastery in Mount Athos, northern Greece. At 8.00 am on Thursday, the two firefighters started off on a routine...

Police, Uniform Services Protest Paycuts

Thousands of Greek police, firefighters and coast guard officers gathered Thursday in central Athens to protest a new round of wage cuts, expected to be announced by the government as part of the 13.5 billion euros ($17 billion) in...