Project title

Grant for Fire Truck Tires for the Pirgos Fire Department

Year:

2019

Grantee:

Pirgos Fire Department

Area:

Sustainable infrastructure

The Pirgos Fire Department is one of the largest ones in Greece in terms of manpower with 210 firemen and 55 vehicles. They cover about 60% of the Ilia prefecture, an area that includes many forests and as such wildfires are a common occurrence. The total population of the area under their jurisdiction is approximately 80.000 people.

The Folloe Foundation supported the maintenance of the Department’s firetrucks by providing 6 tires for two of the vehicles. The vehicles are vital in the Fire Department’s work, since one of the is used to supply water to the rest.

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