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Together we can Reach our Goals!

Let's keep our local firefighters safe on the road!

Your donation is giving the team the tools to save more lives. Your donation will make all the difference when they arrive at an emergency and have to just think about saving lives! You will be saving lives!

Some of our new families may not know this, but every year our local firefighters visit St Catherine’s Lower School children in their big red fire truck and talk to the pupils in their classrooms, show them their uniforms and tell them all about their important job; the same team talk to our teenagers in assemblies about the importance of respecting fires; and they also train and educate our staff year in, year out, to be quick in making wise confident decisions in the case of a fire, to ensure all our students and staff are safe. When they are not doing this they are looking out for our families and homes in all of the the Attiki areas and are the team that arrives first on the scene, which means many times the difference between life and death!

Remember, they are volunteers! To them, protecting human life, property and the natural environment is their calling, and they have been doing this for the last 21 years.

Your donation will be the difference when they arrive at an emergency!

We have been amazed at the level of support for our fundraiser so far! Thank you so much to everyone involved. You may ask 'Why is this so important? I think the best person to tell you this is our Fire Chief, Kimon Pantelides

So far we have raised a fabulous total €24,433 (whopping 43%) today towards our goal! Over the next coming weeks we ask you to join us to support  this cause to enable the firefighters to really help others! 

Why should you support is simple! This team not only fight fires they are the Emergency Response Team called out for every emergency. They arrive first on the scene and need to be thinking about saving lives, not whether their hose works or if they have enough men in their team. At the moment they don't have all the equipment they need or able to transport the manpower because of the level of the vehicle. Your donation will really make a difference and really save lives! Thank you

Our Fire Chief, Kimon says 'we are truly grateful for all contributions', but a new Emergency Responder Vehicle means reaching all those incidents their big truck cannot reach in record time. This is why our goal is €57,000, this challenge is a little bit bigger, so thank you playing your part.

Kimon and his team are our local volunteer Firefighters (Volunteer Forest Firefighters Rescuers, OEDD), who answer emergency calls in the areas where most of us or our families and friends live: Ekali; Kifissia; Nea Erytheia; Lykovrissi; Dionissos; Anoixi; Aghios Stefano & Krioneri.... to name a few..... this year it included Evia and wherever they were needed.

As humble as they are, it has recently come to our attention that the team’s rapid intervention vehicle for reaching smaller, vital incidents is not in the best repair. It lacks key pieces of crucial equipment, as it is old and outdated, to really do what it needs to do, and this year it made operations very difficult in reaching incidents with a capacity of men needed to do the job well.  This year in the wildfires in Athens and Evia, it was impossible to reach those smaller areas with the big fire truck and their small pick up was not up to the job. After so many years of always giving back, especially to St Catherine's, Mr Smith asked how can we help?

As a school we value those heroes who move quietly amongst us, keeping us safe with their words of wisdom and sharing their education and expertise, teaching us how to be safe.

We take for granted that they have everything they need to get the job done, and I am sure we take for granted that they will do it well in all conditions. This summer was real, in fact it was too real for many families and friends within our community and further afield.

This team represents the volunteer fire fighters in our area, and they respond to over 400 - 500 incidents and emergency calls each year, and they service directly over 44,000 citizens in Kifissia alone, and are on call for the whole of the Attiki and on duty for all of us, including the school 24/7, 365. They respond in minutes and have done with the highest level of certifications and training available.

Remember not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they wear heavy uniforms, hard hats and boots and really put their lives on the line for us!

Kimon shows you around the team's home when they are on call!

Thank you for your support

Every donation is important!

Your support is not just financial, it is the difference in the team having the tools to do their job, to keep all the communities safe and protect our livelihoods, our homes ....... Let's help them get there on time!

Your support will help the team to get to where they need to go faster, more efficiently keeping all our community, friends, families and animals safe .......

Let's also keep our firemen safe on the road together!

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