Σάββατο, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Theodoros Galiatsatos: We protect our islands in every way and we support the Fire Brigade – We enhance the feeling of security for both our residents and visitors.






Two more actions from the Region of Ionian Islands, amounting to 4,550,000 euros for the prevention of natural disasters (floods, fires, earthquakes)
The inclusion of two projects was signed by the Ionian Islands Governor Theodoros Galiatsatos. They have to do with the protection and better management of the islands from natural disasters (earthquakes, floods and fires).
The Regional Governor announced the inclusion of these projects with a total budget of 4,550,000 euros, at a joint press conference with Efthimios Georgakopoulos, Regional Commander of the Fire Brigade in the Ionian Islands.


These acts are the following:
1. "Firefighting equipment to reduce the impact of natural and man-made hazards (earthquakes) on the R.I.I., which was included in the Operational Program “Ionian Islands 2014-2020” and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, with the Fire Brigade being the beneficiary and a budget of 1,050 .000 euros.
With this amount, supply of special rescue vehicles will be made to deal with natural disasters. These vehicles will be used by the Fire Brigade in the Ionian Islands with the main task being the rescuing people who are in danger and trapped in ruins of buildings, and also intervening in other rescue events of the Fire Brigade.
2. "Supply of firefighting equipment to tackle forest fires and floods," which was included in the Operational Program "Ionian Islands 2014-2020" and funded by the European Regional Development Fund, with the Fire Brigade being the beneficiary and a budget of 3,500,000 euros.
The action concerns the supply of fire fighting equipment to tackle forest fires and floods. In particular: Fire fighting vehicles - aquifer of light type with a capacity of 500 liter, Fire fighting vehicles - aquifer having a capacity of 4,000 liters of water and aquifer vehicles with a capacity of 10,000 liters of water. These vehicles will be given to the Fire Brigade for dealing with forest fires and floods.

Region of Ionian Islands Governor, Theodoros Galiatsatos


Regional Governor: We support with actions the Fire Brigade

This is a very good day for the Region, the Regional Governor Theodoros Galiatsatos said at a press conference, stressing that the R.I.I. actively supports the Fire Brigade in its work in dealing with fires and floods and in dealing with earthquakes, since the Ionian is a seismic area with many problems. "We protect as much as we can our islands to deal with such phenomena- natural and man-made disasters-  and in the framework of the good cooperation we have with the Fire Brigade, we have approved the supply of vehicles and effective and modern equipment.

These actions are made after the discussions we had with Mr. Georgakopoulos regarding the recording and prioritization of needs, and are coming as a follow up to  the previous funding of 500,000 euros that we have secured for ​​road safety for the Fire Brigade, "said the Regional Governor, stressing that by ensuring these, the Fire Brigade will be strengthened on the one hand, while on the other hand the feeling of safety of both the inhabitants and visitors of our islands will also be enhanced.

Finally, Mr. Galiatsatos informed about the completion - by the Technical Service of the R.I.I. - of the study on the restoration of the Fire Brigade building in order to complete the relocation of the Fire Brigade and now the resources for the implementation of the study are being sought, as according to the document the Chief of the Fire Brigade, there are not available resources required for this purpose. "We therefore have an obligation to look for these resources together, and that is what we are doing as a regional Authority" concluded Mr. Galiatsatos.



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