Lots of interest from young and old in Fire Department information event

Lots of interest from young and old in Fire Department information event

CORFU. The Fire Department organised a special information event in the Upper Square in Corfu Town on Saturday.

Μαΐου / 2022

The aim of the event in the Upper Square was to advise members of the public about the prevention of rural and forest fires during the present high-risk period.

There were audio-visual materials as well as vehicles and equipment on display, and leaflets were distributed with information about the prevention of forest fires and actions that members of the public can take. Firefighters were on hand to answer questions.

Pupils from Viros Primary School were invited along with pupils from the School for Special Needs. The children brought along drawings they had done on the subject of forests and fire prevention and were enthusiastic about the demonstration of firefighting equipment.

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The Regional Fire Chief Dimitris Georganas and Corfu Fire Chief Nikos Kolovos said that today's event was one of many organised by Corfu Fire Department to raise public awareness in Corfu regarding fire prevention in order to ensure the best possible response to any incidents, especially during the summer.

Nikos Kolovos also stressed that it was good that young children came along as it is important that they learn about protecting forests from as young an age as possible.

The event was accompanied by music from the 'Old' Philharmonic Band.