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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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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Los incendios forestales en la interfase urbana: hacia una integración del riesgo en la planificación del territorio

Barcelona, 27th to 29th October 2014

Program and presentations

Photo galery

Conclusions

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XXV French prescribed burning teams meeting

Corsica, 14th to 16th October 2014

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Workshop on integrating wildfire risk in the urban and spatial planning: Review of knowledge and practices

Solsona, 12th and 13th June 2014

Objective and program

Presentations:

Wildfire risk management and land use planning: Challenges and opportunities. Eduard Plana, CTFC pdf
New knowledge for new situation: the prediction of upcoming fire events. How it works? What the fire services need form the spatial and urban planning? Oriol Vilalta, PCF pdf
Review and evaluations of knowledge to measure extreme fire spread risk at forest and landscape level planning. Míriam Piqué et al, CTFC pdf
Obstacles and challenge for wild fire risk integration into land planning. Daniel Kraus, Alexander Held, EFICENT  pdf & Eduard Plana, CTFCpdfpdf
Risk assessment in the land use planning; principles and tools. Ricard Pié. ETSAB-UPC
Local Wildfires groups approach. Andrew Miller, Northumberland National Park. pdf
Swinley Forest Fire Case Study. Aleksandra Kazmierczaksearch Fellow, University of Manchester. pdf
Urban planning and wildfire risk in Wild-Land Urban interfase. David Caballero, Meteogrid pdf
Operational data assessement for wildfire risk at terrtiry level. Jordi Rius, Fire Service, Government of Catalonia.
Field trippdfpdf
Conclusions pdf

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