Tsipras exploits fire to establish new national emergency response team, which includes Red Cross. Vaccine teams for Greece?

Excerpts from media

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Thursday heralded the creation of the National Emergency Management Service, which will replace the General Secretariat for Civil Protection in the wake of last month’s deadly Attica wildfires that claimed the lives of 93 people.

The new agency, which will be under the direct authority of the Interior Ministry, will integrate all the services, research institutes and voluntary teams involved in the management of emergencies, Tsipras said during a visit to the Citizens’ Protection Ministry.


Representatives of the fire department, ambulance, police, Hellenic Red Cross, coast guard, military, Forestry Service, as well as research institutes and volunteers are expected to interact with the newly established body.


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