The Forest Fire Protection Team of Vironas was founded in 1985 by several active citizens with meager means and a tent at the foot of Mt. Hymettus, specifically at the entrance of ‘Koutala’ as its base of operations, motivated by their love for the forest and its preservation.
From 1986 to 1990, the team began to grow and as a result, was able to actively participate in extinguishing forest fires, being in charge of the coordination, the staffing of all water tenders provided by the neighbouring municipalities with its volunteers, the collaboration with the Forest Service – responsible for the team’s first training courses – and lastly the suppression of forest fires.
By 1991, the team was held in high regard throughout Attica and due to its active contribution, in collaboration with the municipality of Vironas, it was unanimously decided that the team would be reconstituted under the name of ‘Forest and Natural Environment Protection Centre of the Municipality of Vironas’.
The ‘Forest and Natural Environment Protection Centre of the Municipality of Vironas’ is currently considered to be one of the most organised and qualified Volunteer Teams in its field.