In the summer of 2014 based in Thessaloniki and Aegaleo, the "Special Team of Special Missions of Greece" - EPOMEA is established, a team which remains faithful to its aims and ideologies. EPOMEA GREECE, being the Central Division, effectively manages all teams of EPOMEA throughout Greece. Through the management board, training programs are developed for all teams. The team is one of the founding members of the European Organization EVOLSAR, with all members of EPOMEA teams joining in the organisation.
The main operating departments of EPOMEA are the teams of EPOMEA Thessaloniki and EPOMEA Aegaleo
Departments of EPOMEA Greece per city:
EPOMEA of Egaleo
EPOMEA of Thessaloniki
EPOMEA of Pavlos Melas
EPOMEA of Larissa
EPOMEA of Ikaria
EPOMEA of Pylaea - Chortiatis
EPOMEA of Kilkis
EPOMEA of Sintiki
EPOMEA of Velou Vohas Corinthos
EPOMEA of Peania
The ΕPΟΜΕΑ family grows with the main purpose of offering humanitarian aid to our fellow man as well as the intervention of rescuers in emergency situations. The above sections are autonomous, with their own Board of Directors. However, in order to achieve a common training program for all teams, the organisation of the training program and the management of the teams is carried out by EPOMEA Greece, with a statute as an autonomous section.
The emblem of EPOMEA Greece was entrenched by Koulaxouzidou Maria, Benakis Miltiadis, Mousidis Grigorios and Roumeliotis Georgios (Decision No: 660/2013) in order to reserve all rights of EPOMEA teams throughout the country.
The council after the last election is formed as follows:
President: Benakis Miltiadis
Vice-President: Roumeliotis Georgios
Secretary General: Mousidis Gregory
Treasurer: Roumelioti Maria
Member-General General Secretary: Sylaidis Stylianos
EPOMEA aims to protect the life, health and property of citizens and nature, the organization of sports and cultural activities.
Addressing crises, either man-made (wars) or as a result of natural disasters (earthquakes, fires, floods) inside and outside the borders of Greece.
Timely and effective treatment of accidents or illnesses. Organization and education of citizens, as well as taking measures to prevent all the above unpleasant situations.
The implementation of environmental protection measures (fire protection etc.) that is directly related to the health and quality of life of people.
Upgrading the quality of life of people with special needs and vulnerable groups of citizens.
EPOMEA Greece is a founding member of the European Organization EVOLSAR together with voluntary rescue teams from Portugal, Cyprus, Italy and Malta. At the moment, the family of European teams grew with the participation of Hungary, England, Spain and Serbia.
In order for a citizen to participate in the teams of EPOMEA, they must successfully complete the primary school of education, which covers basic rescue skills.
At the end of the primary school and with the successful completion of the final examinations, the volunteers choose one of the following specialties:
Firefighting and fire protection
Mountain/ Rope Rescue,
Protection of Public Parks,
Internet and New Technology Applications
Courses are conducted by professionals of first aid and rescue specialties who are licensed to teach.
To date, EPOMEA teams have participated either preventively or decisively in emergencies but also in the organization of cultural events and sport festivals. EPOMEA members offer their services wherever and whenever deemed necessary. The flawless cooperation of EPOMEA with two of the biggest theaters in Attica, the Petra Theater of the Municipality of Petroupolis and the Rocks of the Municipality of Vyronas are worth to be mentioned, as well as the new collaborations with the theaters of Earth (Ghi) and Forest (Dasous) in Thessaloniki and the Alkazar Theater in Larissa offering volunteerily first aid to anyone who needs it.