Annual training Seminar of the district fire chiefs of Brandenburg State.

November 16th 2015

Brandenburg has a fire danger class comparable to Spain and is dominated by pine forests on sandy soils. Further, Brandenbrg has the highest density and extend of military training sites with a 150 year history of military use, wars and ammunition testing sites. The german Kaiser, then the Wehrmacht and then the Red Army used these aras for intensive training. The level of contamination with Unexploded Ordnance UXO is very high and poses a rely threat to fire fighters.

The UXO –forest fire problem requires a new approach especially since most areas are now abandoned from military use and control. It would require a coordinated effort and concept, which is not in place.

European Forest Institute did present the Firefficient project and results. Focus was on presenting the Obstacles and Hindrances that were discussed just a week before in the UK wildfire conference in Glasgow. The discussed obstacles for integrated fire management under the light of UXO contamination varied significantly from the project findings. Mainly due to very complex challenges when faced with unknown UXO levels and UXO types. The fire service organization based on districts and municipalities did not help to find a commonly agreed approach for the whole state.

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Course: New tools for fire prevention. Risk management with a territorial vision.

Barcelona and Castellnou de Bages, 15th and 16th October

Results of the project

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Course: Wildfire simulator for prevention management: WildFire AnalystÒ.

Santa Coloma de Farners, May 2015

Results of the project

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IFV Congress Fire Safety and Science 2015

November 4-5, 2015 at IFV Arnhem (the Netherlands)

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The UK Wildfire Prevention Conference 2015

The UK Wildfire Prevention Conference 2015

November 10-11, 2015 at SFRS College, Cambuslang, Glasgow (Sctoland, United Kingdom)

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Pilots sites test on the United Kingdom

Missión to develop Actions A3.1, A3.2 and A3.3 at the UK context

United Kingdom, 7th to 10th April 2015

Presentations:

Swinley Forest Fire Seminar

Technical meetings (Forestry Commission and Fire and Rescue Services – Northumberland-)

 

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Seminari de treball: Planificació del risc d’incendis forestals i altres riscos naturals

Barcelona, February 25th 2015

Agenda

Presentations:

Presentació del taller i Elements de discussió sobre la integració de la gestió dels riscos naturals a la planificació pdf
Actuació tramitació urbanística. Servei de Prevenció Bombers pdf
Planificació forestal i risc incendi, Centre de la Propietat Forestal pdf
Planificació i gestió forestal per a la prevenció dels gran incendis, CTFC pdf
Planificació operativa de l’extinció, Bombers de la Generalitat de Catalunya pdf
Integració del risc d’incendis en la planificació arquitectònica del paisatge pdf
Prevenció d’incendis forestals transfronterers a l’Albera i Cap de Creus pdf
Conclusions pdf
Conclusiones en castellano pdf

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FIREfficient and FRISK GO extension work: Burn2Learn

March 13th 2015

In continuation of last year’s training events on the use of controlled fire with the Federal Forest Service (FFS) of Germany (see friskgo.org), this Friday 13th was the day to go burning again. The skill transfer to the FFS took place under supervision of EFICENT fire ecologists and in cooperation with the local nature conservation organization. The location was in northwestern Germany in the “Drover Heide”, where the use of fire for land management started already back in 2007.

In addition to managing the land for nature conservation and improved cattle grazing, this day was also used to demonstrate the safe use of fire for fuel load reduction. The technique was presented to landscape and forest planning teams with regard to understanding and including (expected) fire risk management into their overall land use planning. This is supporting EFICENTs role in the FIREfficient project.

The event was documented by the “NANO science report” documentary and will be shown on German TV in about 4 weeks. http://www.3sat.de/nano.html

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Copyright: Rene Mause, BioStation Düren

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IV Mediterranean Forest Week

IV Mediterranean Forest Week

Barcelona, Spain
17-20th March 2015

http://med.forestweek.org/

 

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The 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC)

The 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC)

PyeongChang, Corea
12-16th october 2015

www.wildfire2015.kr

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