Monitoring - Detection - Prevention - Elaboration and use of fire plan

Project information

Index: 0998C3
Acronym:EUFOFINET
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location DENMARK DANMARK Frederikksund Hovedstaden Start/End date of the practice
Start: 19/09/2011
End: 23/09/2011

Topic of the practice

Fire forest management

Good Practice Information

For the "prevention" aspect, an interesting point to focus on is multi-agency working to share the competencies of different partner organizations involved in prevention. This multi-agency working is often required when developing fire plans. These plans are often written by the forest authorities, with fire & rescue service and other organizations providing guidance and assistance. Once plans are completed they will be made available to firefighters if they are called to respond to an incident within a particular area. The working group will have to specify the contents of these plans and define their use.
The good practice to mutualize might be the use of fire plans (with common contents and use) developed through multi-agency working.
For the "prevention" aspect, an interesting point to focus on is multi-agency working to share the competencies of different partner organizations involved in prevention. This multi-agency working is often required when developing fire plans.
These plans are often written by the forest authorities, with fire & rescue service and other organizations providing guidance and assistance. Once plans are completed they will be made available to firefighters if they are called to respond to an incident within a particular area. The working group will have to specify the contents of these plans and define their use.
The good practice to mutualize might be the use of fire plans (with common contents and use) developed through multi-agency working.
Multistakeholder working and involvement of the population
It is important to take into consideration the elements from local levels in the definition of the strategy at higher levels.
It is essential to involve all the skills ranging from land management measures to civil defense, regardless of the service that owns the skill (the different partners have a different administrative organization and distribution of powers, but every time the success factor was the sharing of skills).

Evidence of success

Keyfactors of success
-An efficient organization,achieved by means of the forest fire prevention and suppression planning with systematic interventions;
-A clear classification of the responsibilities of each involved institution/agency and a permanent improvement of the cooperation between the different institutions/agencies;
-A collecting data on events and a clear terms of conservation and exchange of data and results;
-A regulatory framework:a perfect appropriateness between the different stakeholders and the different policies (national,regional,provincial,local…),raising sufficient support from stakeholders,avoiding conflictingobjectives and priorities;
-An involvement and assistance of the local people in the forest ecosystem protection;
-A global approach:thinking BIG,seeing the whole picture;
-A generation of funding to finance the coordination of a wildfire group and not only for elaboration but also for implementation a an action plan which is not implemented is inefficient.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Rémi Savazzi

Office National des Forêts - France

remi.savazzi@onf.fr

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