In the framework of their multi-level action plan for the prevention and protection from forest fires, Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation and TITAN Group offered to the Region of Central Macedonia 2 operational fire coordination and extinguishing vehicles, 15 silo vehicles for the refueling of firefighting vehicles and 1 open water tank for the refueling of aerial means.
The equipment donation program by TITAN Group and Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation for the response to forest fires, was completed with the delivery to the Region of Central Macedonia of two vehicles for the operational needs of fire coordination and suppression, 15 silo vehicles converted into water tanks and one open water tank for the refueling of aerial and ground firefighting equipment.
At the event held on Monday 29 August, at the TITAN factory in Efkaria, Thessaloniki, the equipment was received by the Vice-Regional Governor of the Metropolitan Unit of Thessaloniki, Voula Patoulidou, while representatives of the Fire Department were also present, Police and volunteer forest firefighters, who had the opportunity to be informed about the overall planning of Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation and TITAN Group regarding protection from forest fires.
This is a joint initiative of Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation and TITAN Group, which was developed in 2021, on the occasion of the devastating fires, in order to support in a substantial way the national effort for the restoration of fire-affected areas and to implement prevention actions for the future, through a multi-level and nationwide action plan, totaling €1 million.
The actions of Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation:
Contribution to the North Evia Reconstruction Programme.
Provision of 2 special fire-fighting and civil protection vehicles for the Region of Central Macedonia.
Preparation and implementation of an educational program for information and awareness raising of citizens on fire prevention, in cooperation with the EEPF.
At the same time, TITAN Group in close and direct cooperation with local authorities contributes through:
Providing a total of 50 silo vehicles, which have been converted into water tanks with a capacity of 30 m³ each, for the refueling of firefighting vehicles in the regions of Attica (specifically West Attica), Western Greece, Central Macedonia, Crete and Central Greece.
3 open water tanks with a capacity of 40 m³ each, which are placed in the company’s quarry facilities in the regions of Western Greece, Central Macedonia, and Central Greece.
Climate risk assessment studies in adjacent areas of the Drepanos, Efkarpia, Kamari plants, in cooperation with the National University of Athens and the National Observatory of Athens, in order to use the valuable knowledge for the proper preparation of all and the avoidance of similar phenomena in the future.