Volunteer Fire Fighters

Klimatogi contributed to the establishment of a group of volunteer fire fighters in Listaros.

The group is independent of Klimatogi, but Klimatogi supports the group with respect to coordinating and implementing precautionary measures, interactions with the municipality as well as the local fire fighting department, and provision of infrastructure.

Fire fighting trailer

In September 2021 a fire fighting trailer was donated to Klimatogi by members and non-members.

The trailer is equipped with a 1000 liter tank, a water pump, fire hoses, shovels, a fire extinguisher etc. and stored on an accesible private plot in Listaros.

The volunteer fire fighters will be organizing regular training sessions for driving and using this trailer.

Please watch the short video below on how to start the water pump of the trailer.

Plot Cleaning

The cleaning of plots from dry and wild vegetation and the removal of dry grass (e.g., through burning) are mandatory and must be conducted every year typically until April 30, before the fire protection season starts, which typically ends on October 31.

According to the fire regulation law number 20/2022 that you can read here as PDF:

The owners, beneficiaries, and lessees of plots and other uncovered areas, inside of approved urban development plans and settlements, are obliged, the latest by April 30 of each year, to clean their properties such as to prevent the risk of fire and its rapid extension.

In case of non-compliance of the obligees to fulfill their cleaning obligations, as well as in the case of ex officio cleaning by the municipality, a fine according to pargraph 26 is imposed onto the debtors based on article 75 of the Code of Municipalities and Communities (law 3463/2006, A' 114).

Compostation

It is preferable to compost the branches (via shredding) and grasses instead of burning them as this is more friendly to the environment and less dangerous.

Measures for the safe burning of dry branches and grasses

According to the Greek Civil Protection, for the safe burning of dry branches and grasses, the following measures must be taken:

  1. Gather the branches in the central part of your plot, so as to not endanger neighboring properties
  2. Remove soil vegetation within a radius of at least 10 meters from the burning spot
  3. The burning location must be at a safe minimum distance from adjacent tree or shrub vegetation of at least 10 meters
  4. Burn the branches little by little and not in large piles that can generate high flames
  5. Make sure there is sufficient water to control the fire in case it gets out of control
  6. Moisturize the zone towards a forest side when it is less than 300 meters away from the burning spot and 50 meters away from a tree line
  7. Make sure to have portable means (shovels, hoes, etc.) available to deal with any extension of the fire by unexpected causes
  8. Does not light a fire on days with strong winds
  9. Check the weather forecast on the day before the burning
  10. Declare the location where you are going to set fire to the fire department and, if it is in an inaccessible location, inform the fire department about access routes
  11. Constantly monitor the fire! In case you leave, you are obliged to completely extinguish it with water or to cover it with a sufficient amount of soil
  12. Light such fires during the morning hours and not in the afternoon or evening

Gathering & Evacuation Plan

This is the official village gathering and evacuation plan that was drafted by the municipality. Note that, the executive board was not involved in any way in setting up this plan. You can also download a PDF of the evacuation plan here.

Water Plan

Find below the hydrant and pool plan of Listaros. Pool positions have been determined using publicly available satellite data.