Jannis walked through the village with the chief of the local fire department and found out that he knows the village very well.
In addition, TOEB installed two water hoses that can be used by the fire brigade to obtain water from the irrigation network.
As the fire protection issue is complicated and requires continuous monitoring, Manolis accepted to act as fire protection coordinator upon request by the executive board.
The executive board also held a dedicated meeting with Manolis to draft a plan of action for fire protection.
In the beginning of June we handed in a list of 12 volunteer fire fighters including members and friends of Klimatogi at the municipality. In addition, a mailing list and telephone list of volunteer fire fighters was created.
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 Department law no. 4 published in the government gazette 724 τ.β΄ / 22-12-1987 (article 1) and article 433 of the Penal Code:
The owners or in any way legal beneficiaries of plots and other uncovered areas, located within the administrative boundaries of their Municipality, are obliged to:
The owners or legal beneficiaries of land and open spaces located in residential areas and within 100 meters of them, must clean their properties from dry grass and remove any flammable materials present in them, to prevent fire hazard.
The omission of the obligation to clean plots located in municipal and local communities, entails penal sanctions for their owners, as well as the payment of the cleaning cost.
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.
According to the Greek Civil Protection, for the safe burning of dry branches and grasses, the following measures must be taken:
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.