Komotini Municipality Commences Fire Prevention Initiatives

Western Thrace
Thu, 25 May 2023 8:04 GMT
The Municipality of Komotini started to work to prevent possible fires in the Nimfe forest and in the city.
Komotini Municipality Commences Fire Prevention Initiatives

The Local Civil Protection Coordination Committee of the Municipality of Komotini, based on the decision taken at its recent meeting on the issue of fires and on the work plan, has started work on prevention measures.

Since the end of April, the machinery and staff of the Municipality of Komotini have been working to improve the internal roads of the Nimfea forest and the access roads to the forest.

In addition to the maintenance of the road network and the clearing of dry grass, the Municipality of Komotini is assisting with machinery (graders, backhoe loaders, gravel trucks) to improve the forest road network, which is the responsibility of the Forestry Directorate, so that in case of fire, access for fire trucks is possible.

CLEANING OF LAND AND COMMON AREAS

The Municipality of Komotini, in line with the Fire Department's programme to locate owners of abandoned plots of land, has recently assigned 10 seasonal workers to clear plots of land outside the city plan in residential and built-up areas and to collect garbage, waste, branches, etc. thrown in common areas.

FIRE PREVENTION SIGNS ARE INSTALLED, REPLACED, AND MAINTAINED

In accordance with the instructions of the municipal administration, new information signs are being placed in the cleaned areas, and damaged ones are being repaired in order to prevent fire in dangerous places that may cause fire.

FIRE EXTINGUISHING HYDRANTS ARE MAINTAINED AND NEW ONES ARE INSTALLED

The Directorate of Water and Sewerage Administration of the Municipality (DEYAK), in cooperation with the Fire Department of Komotini, maintains the fire hydrants and checks whether they are working properly. New fittings are installed in line with the instructions of the Fire Department.

Mayor Yannis Garanis made a statement about the works carried out by the Municipality of Komotini in order to prevent fires.

"This year is a difficult year to prepare for the firefighting season as the climatic conditions do not favour the work. The Municipality of Komotini is again making harmonious progress this year in making appropriate and timely preparations for the prevention of forest fires. Our co-operation with all institutions through the Civil Protection of the Municipality of Komotini is excellent. However, we ask for the help of all citizens and visitors to prevent forest fires and prevent damage to the Nimfea forest, which allows us to breathe. It is essential to respect the law and respect the environment, especially the forest for recreation and sport, remembering that we are not the owners of the forest, but only its guests."

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