Min. Hardalias, US Ambassador Pyatt congratulate firefighting pilots

Deputy Civil Protection Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias and US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt paid a visit to Dekelia Air Force base (NE Attica) on Tuesday, to congratulate firefighting pilots.

The pilots flew American-made Erickson S-64 and Bell 214 aircraft. The United States had also lent Greece a P-8 reconaissance plane to help in the fires that plagued Greece since August 3. Hardalias also thanked the ambassador for the US’ practical help and the two officials discussed ways of improving collaboration on fighting forest fires and other emergencies.