While the consequences of the 2021 catastrophic wildfires are still present, Desmos, in collaboration with WWF Greece and HIGGS (Higher Incubator Giving Growth & Sustainability), are launching a program to support Forest Fighter Volunteer Teams nationwide.
The initiative aims at empowering volunteers through essential training and the provision of necessary protective and fire-fighting equipment used during the prevention of and while addressing forest fires.
This two year program (2022-2024) is made possible thanks to the support of the Athina I. Martinou Foundation, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the National Bank of Greece.
The initiative outlines:
(a) The evaluation of Volunteer Forest Firefighter Teams, throughout the country, 50 of which will receive material support.
b) The training for forest firefighting and prevention, through specialized workshops.
The training program is open to all Volunteer Forest Fire protection organizations that operate in the 13 prefectures of the country.
Special emphasis will be given to specific areas that have a long history of forest fires and have a strong presence in volunteer groups.
The training workshops have already begun with the active participation of more than 265 representatives and 53 volunteer groups, in Attica, Samos, South Aegean, Western Greece and Peloponnese.
For more information about the program: WWF Greece
More information about the workshops: HIGGS – Higher Incubator Giving Growth & Sustainability
Contact with Media: Christi Sotiriou, Head of Press & Public Relations Office, WWF Hellas, firstname.lastname@example.org