Our Herioic Firefighing Pilots. As we all know in Zakynthos we have a lot of forests fires every summer. The responsibility of controlling and putting these out falls to our wonderful fire department, who are assisted by the amazing fire plane and fire helicopter pilots. I was fortunate to meet …Read More »
A press release from the Member of Parliament, Mr Dionysios Akypis:- two Petzetel exclusively for our Island.
A press release from the Member of Parliament, Mr Dionysios Akypis:- The commitment of the former Secretary General and current Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Mr. N. Hardalias, for the deployment of two Petzetel (PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader) firefighting aircraft exclusively to meet the needs of our island is being implemented. …Read More »
Three fires broke out at noon on our island, in Agio Leonta (Porto Roxas), Harata and Anafonitria. Immediately alarms sounded at Zakynthos Fire Service to respond quickly and effectively to the incident. About 10 acres of regenerated pine forest were burnt in Porto Roxa. On the spot 14 firefighters with …Read More »
In an article written by the Greek Newspaper ” το βήμα της Κυριακής ” evidence of arson on Zakynthos involving High Government officials has caused concern within our community. High level government officials, including chiefs of forests services and key local officials, plus individuals alike involved in two major arson …Read More »
As extreme weather conditions have caused problems concerning fire risks, a complete ban takes place. The ban has been put into action by our Fire Department in an effort to keep our forests safe. “We are imposing a ban on pedestrians and vehicles. From 18.00 p.m (yesterday) 10/08/19 until 06.00 …Read More »
Change of the “guard” at the Fire Department of Zakynthos after the meeting of the Superior Council of the Fire Brigade, under the chairmanship of its Chief of Staff, Lieutenant, Vasilios Mattheopoulos, conducting the regular officers’ crises of 2019. As a result a new Commander in Zakynthos will take up …Read More »
Without major problems, the first wave of bad weather passed our island and the strong winds caused limited damages. According to information from the Fire Brigade, interventions took place in some places of the road network where trees and branches had fallen. The relevant departments of the municipality and the …Read More »