FireCorps announces preventive measures after extreme fire risk warning

The Fire Corps announced it has set its forces in Operational Readiness – Stage 3 for tomorrow, Saturday, August 10, after an extreme fire risk warning was issued earlier by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. The FC Action Plan measures will include, inter alia, restriction of vehicle traffic and settling into national parks, forests and “vulnerable” areas, as well as the organization of air surveillance patrols and mixed patrols by the Fire Corps, the Police and Military Forces. The Fire Department calls on citizens to be extremely careful, avoid any activity that could cause a fire outburst, keep track of forest fire prevention information available on the website and official accounts of the Fire Corps, in facebook and twitter and for their own safety in the event of a fire immediately notify the Fire Corps dialing 199, or the European Emergency Number 112 and follow closely the authorities’ instructions.