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Looking for Sales Engineer – Safety Dpt

Looking for Sales Engineer – Safety Dpt

10/1/2017 Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Its Safety division’s product range which covers products like fire and gas detectors, escape devices, alcohol and drug tests, chemical protective suits, breathing apparatus and rescue equipment,  is seeking to appoint for its established Greek subsidiary, located in Athens (Draeger Hellas […]

Fire Safety and Evacuation Requirements for Hospital Buildings

Fire Safety and Evacuation Requirements for Hospital Buildings

12/11/2016 by Kimon Pantelides, MSc, GIFireE, MIAAI Fire Safety Officer at University College London The evacuation of a hospital requires special consideration based on the premise that persons residing or visiting hospitals (other than abled bodied staff and visitors) might not be readily mobile and are likely to have some sort of ailment that requires […]

Fire burns low vegetation in Syros

Fire burns low vegetation in Syros

26/10/2016 A fire broke out in the area of Agia Marina in Syros on Tuesday afternoon and is burning low vegetation, the fire department said. Twenty foremen with four vehicles and four water tank vehicles have been deployed in the area but strong winds are hindering their efforts, it added. The wider area is scattered with […]

WWF calls for more awareness about forest fires

WWF calls for more awareness about forest fires

21/10/2016 Environmental conservation group WWF Greece on Thursday called for more public education in the protection of the country’s forests after data from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) put 2016 as the fifth worst year for fires in a decade. According to the data, more than 30,000 hectares of brush and forest were […]

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

22/8/2016 Authorities in Thessaloniki are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Saturday at a migrant reception center near the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Twelve firefighters along with members of the Greek Coast Guard joined forces to rescue some dozens of migrants from the flames. There were no serious injuries reported and only one […]

New Fires on the Greek Island of Evia

New Fires on the Greek Island of Evia

11/8/2016 Destructive fires raged for the third time in two weeks on Evia, Greece’s second largest island. Two major forest fires broke out in the early morning hours on Tuesday in Karystos and Kymi. The fire on Karystos broke out at 1:40 am in an inaccessible woodland area near Thymio village. A force of 34 firefighters with 13 […]

Fire in the old city of Lefkada burns six wooden houses

Fire in the old city of Lefkada burns six wooden houses

8/8/2016 Ten wooden houses in the old city of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea set ablaze around 11:30 Monday morning. The fire first burned three wooden houses,  spread quickly and  set ablaze a fourth one. In the old city of Lefkada the wooden houses stand next to each other. Several hours later and the causes […]

Incalculable Ecological Damage Caused by Wildfire in Northern Evia

Incalculable Ecological Damage Caused by Wildfire in Northern Evia

31/7/2016 Although official authorities have not yet instructed the evacuation of villages and towns in northern Evia many residents have fled in fear of their safety and the raging fire reaching their homes. Because of powerful winds this hour in the region of northern Evia, the partial resurgence of the fire in the forest region of the town […]

Less Accidents but More Fatalities on Greek Roads in May

Less Accidents but More Fatalities on Greek Roads in May

30/7/2016 Although there were less traffic accidents on the roads of Greece in the month of May in 2016 than there were in 2015, there were more fatalities, reports the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). On Friday, ELSTAT released data showing that accidents lessened by 5.3 percent compared to the previous year, however, fatalities from traffic […]

Suspect, 35, in custody on arson charges

Suspect, 35, in custody on arson charges

30/7/2016 A 35-year-old is in custody on charges of starting a forest fire in Elefsina, west of Athens, on Monday. The suspected arsonist, whose identity has not been made public, is also accused of starting several fires in the areas of Elefsina and Aspropyrgos over the past year. The Civil Protection warning was issued Friday. The […]

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