The Volunteer Forest Fire Protection Team of Papagos – Holargos was created by environmentally conscious people keen on protecting the environment and providing humanitarian aid.
The team, in its current form, has been operating all year round since 2012 and is a member of the Volunteer Organisations Register of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection with the registration number 14/2012.
The Volunteer Forest Fire Protection Team is the advisor of the Municipal Organisation for Culture, Sport and Environment of the Municipality of Papagos – Holargos in matters concerning the protection and development of the natural environment in general and civil protection in particular.
The team is active in all areas of Mt. Hymettus from the foot of the mountain where the Papagos – Holargos Municipality is located, to the summit (Efzonas) and all throughout the ‘Glyka Nera’ region, including the hiking trails. It also provides its services wherever deemed necessary within the Attica Region and on occasion outside of it, if circumstances arise.
The Volunteer Forest Fire Protection Team has 121 members in total, with 86 being active members (certified or currently in training).