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TAP Donates Special Equipment to the Disaster Response Unit of Komotini

14 December 2018

Komotini, Greece. Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP AG) delivered special rescue equipment to the 4th Disaster Response Unit (EMAK) in Komotini, during an event held at the premises of the rescue service.


TAP worked with its partner, the "Network of Social Solidarity and Assistance", to implement this donation. The special climbing / mountaineering equipment includes helmets, harnesses, belay devices, carabiners, belts, pulleys, ropes, etc. to support the rescue work of the Komotini-based 4th EMAK; and more specifically, its special teams "Climbing Search and Rescue", "Canine Search and Rescue" and "Underwater Rescues." 

TAP acknowledges that modern equipment is key in ensuring the safety of rescue workers, as well as the people in danger that the rescuers are called upon to assist. Hence, TAP consistently supported Emergency and Rescue Services that are active in northern Greece, in the areas along the route of the pipeline.

The event was attended by officials of the Fire Brigade and local authorities. On behalf of the Region, in attendance were Nikos Tsalikidis, the Vice-Governor of Rodopi; Zoe Kosmidou the Executive Secretary; and Dimitrios Papalexiou, the representative of the Civil Protection Directorate.  

The Fire Service was represented by Major-General Nathaniel Rigas, Operations Coordinator; Brigadier Marios Apostolidis, the Commander of the Regional Fire Services of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace; Major Spyros Koutras, the Commander of the 4th EMAK; as well as the Commanders of the Fire Services of Evros, Rodopi, Xanthi, Kavala and Drama, and the Commander of the Komotini Fire Service.

TAP’s Community Liaison Coordinator for Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, Spyros Nakos, was awarded an honorary plaque with the emblem of the Fire Brigade. Upon receiving it, he thanked everyone involved in the implementation of the donation and stressed the great importance that TAP attaches to health and safety.