Ηe was born in 1959 in Lantzoi, Ilia, Greece. He is married and a father of two children. In 1982, he enlisted in the Hellenic Fire Corps and in 1986 graduated from the Fire Academy Officers' School with the rank of Fire Second Lieutenant. He holds a Master's Degree in Environmental, Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Με την παρ. 1 του άρθρου 4 του Ν. 2344/1995 (ΦΕΚ Α΄ 212) συστάθηκε η Γενική Γραμματεία Πολιτικής Προστασίας (Γ.Γ.Π.Π.), η οποία υπάγεται στο Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών.
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (GSCP) is a subdivision of the Ministry of the Interior and was established pursuant to Article 4 paragraph 1 of the Law 2344/1995 (Greek Government Gazette A’ 212).
Ο Γιώργος Μάριος Καραγιάννης γεννήθηκε το 1980 και μεγάλωσε στην Πάτρα.
George M. Karagiannis was born in 1980 and raised in Patras, Greece.
He earned his Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from Saint-Etienne School of Mines, France. In his dissertation, he developed a methodology for the assessment of emergency operations plans. He also holds degrees in Civil Engineering, Disaster Management and Business Administration.