Greek firemen head to US for training


Five firefighters will reportedly be sent to the US to attend special seminars so that they can in turn train the forest body which is being set up as part of government efforts to effectively fight wildfires in the wake of the devastation wreaked last summer.

 This new force will be comprised of 500 specialists, including 50 foresters.

According to information from the Ministry of Climate Change and Civil Protection available to Kathimerini, the new corps will be based in six regions but the units will be able to rapidly deploy anywhere in the country.

In addition to this new corps, the new plan for the Hellenic Fire Service calls for the operation of radar and drones equipped with special software developed by the Hellenic National Meteorological Service to locate potential areas of risk.