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Rapid Response: Local Fire Service Tackles Multiple Emergencies

The local fire brigade swiftly responded to 43 incidents in just 24 hours, successfully managing a major wildfire threatening the villages of Akaki and Deneia in the Nicosia district within four hours, showcasing their vital role in community safety. Andreas Kettis praised the tireless efforts of the first responders, highlighting the critical importance of wellprepared and proactive fire services in safeguarding our communities.

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Enhancing Wildfire Management Strategies

In a recent strategic meeting at the presidential palace chaired by President Nikos Christodoulides, new wildfire management strategies were outlined. These include integrating the airborne firefighting unit into the National Guard, reopening the forestry college, installing more sensors for early detection, acquiring ten aerial firefighting vehicles, amending arson laws, clearing wild vegetation by May, extending the high alert season, improving mobile phone alerts, and training volunteers for community engagement. These measures aim to enhance wildfire response and safeguard the nation’s forests and communities as the summer season approaches.

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