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Greece too reliant on fire planes
« on: Thursday, 07 February, 2019 @ 21:27:35 »
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Greece too reliant on fire planes: experts

Greece is "excessively" dependent on aerial fire-fighting and suffers from poor coordination, experts said on Thursday in a study of the country's worst fire tragedy that claimed 100 lives in July.

The committee of forestry and safety engineering experts from some of Greece's leading universities was ordered formed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the July 23 wildfire in the coastal resort of Mati.

Their report on Thursday said there was a "lack of cooperation" between agencies, "especially between the fire brigade and the forest service."

A total of 45 authorities would have to be coordinated in a common framework, the experts said, noting volunteers were poorly utilised and firemen used urban techniques in rural fires.

The report said that millions of euros spent on fire-fighting equipment over past decades had not eliminated dangers and that fire prevention had to be stepped up.
https://www.france24.com/en/20190207-greece-reliant-fire-planes-experts

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Re: Greece too reliant on fire planes
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 09 February, 2019 @ 01:08:54 »
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Expert committee report on wildfires provokes criticism

The committee, which was set up at the request of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following the July fires, issued a 156-page report on Thursday, highlighting the lack of a comprehensive national strategy to prevent and respond to forest fires and a lack of effective cooperation between different government bodies.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/237524/article/ekathimerini/news/expert-committee-report-on-wildfires-provokes-criticism