Kikilias: The first priority is the recruitment of 500 new firefighters

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The Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vassilis Kikilias, outlined the priorities for strengthening Civil Protection over the next period in an interview with newspaper "To Vima tis Kyriakis".

"Our first priority is the recruitment of more than 500 new firefighters who will strengthen our forces during wildfires," Kikilias underlined and referred to the three priorities and actions of the next period:

  • Restructuring the prevention and response policies mainly through the strengthening of fire protection zones in forest areas.
  • Involvement of the two levels of local government through a modern organized model of prevention and response.
  • Upgrading and organizing the participation of volunteers and voluntary organizations in prevention and tackling of fires.
    Kikilias also said that "the climate crisis has dramatically changed the models for the development of a fire under difficult or extreme conditions."

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