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.
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.
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).
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.