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 provision mobile phones to 12 students, whose parents work in the fire department. The phones were given as an award for the academic achievements of the students, who have all been accepted to a university of their choice.