Pirgos Fire Department
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 eight tires for two of its vehicles.