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Cyprus Enhances Preparedness for Wildfire Season

Cyprus is gearing up for wildfire season with enhanced preparedness measures, including robust drills like ‘Hephaestus 2024’, interagency collaboration, and international support with Jordanian helicopters. Agriculture Minister Maria Panayiotou leads the proactive efforts to protect natural landscapes and communities from the threat of wildfires, emphasizing the importance of readiness and strategic investments.

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Expanding the Ranks: Fire Brigade Boosts Personnel

The fire brigade is adding 259 new firefighters to improve public safety and address the rising demands of modern challenges like technological advancements, construction projects, and climate change. This expansion aims to enhance readiness, disaster relief efforts, and emergency management capabilities, showing a commitment to protecting citizens and their properties.

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