Best year for Cyprus’ firefighters

Cyprus’ ability to tackle wildfires has been significantly upgraded, as managing the summer’s fires proved one of the most successful, said Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis. He said that 2022 was the island’s

Forest fires hit record low

Areas affected by forest fires were at a historic low in 2022, the Forestry Department said in its annual assessment. According to the data, the state forest area burned was the smallest since

EU beefs assistance as Greece burns

Brussels is organising Europe’s biggest firefighting effort by sending extra support to help Greece combat unprecedented forest fires and the rest of the Mediterranean wilting under extreme heat. Following requests from Greece,

Cyprus on alert for forest fires

Cyprus is on daily alert during the hot weather to deal with any fires with a quick response, said Forestry Department Director Charalambos Alexandrou. “We are ready to mobilise in zero time,

Cyprus joins effort to tackle Greek fires

Cyprus has joined efforts to tackle huge fires raging in Greece, with 40 personnel flying to Athens on Wednesday, including firefighting crews and civil defence staff. Deputy Government Spokesperson Niovi Parisinou said


Cyprus given drones to fight fires

Cyprus’ firefighting capability was boosted by two state-of-the-art drones worth more than €40,000, donated by Hellenic Petroleum (EKO). The two drones will help firefighters monitor and draw action plans for fires in