REGIONAL SOUTH AMERICA WILDLAND FIRE NETWORK

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Follow-up of the Wildfire Emergency in Chile 2017:
The Second Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation
in Fire Management in South America

Viña del Mar, Chile. 2-3 October 2017


The GFMC and the Chilean authorities decided to follow up the First Regional Symposium on Cross-Boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South America / Primer Simposio Regional de Cooperación en Manejo del Fuego Inter-Fronterizo en Sudamerica (held in Uruguay in May 2016) and to convene a second regional consultation.

On 2-3 October 2017 the National Forest Corporation of Chile (Corporación Nacional Forestal – CONAF) and GFMC convened the Second Regional Symposium and Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South America in Viña del Mar, Chile. The consultation was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Public Safety, and the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile, with the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). The Consultation was attended by delegates of organizations and agencies of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The consultation built on the recommendations of Uruguay 2016 and the lessons identified during the wildfire emergency in Chile in 2017 and addressed:

  • Review of existing rules and agreements on cross-boundary cooperation in fire management, including bilateral and multilateral cooperation during wildfire emergencies
  • Develop a proposal for developing a set of guidelines, SOPs and protocols for joint capacity building and enhancement of interoperability in the preparedness of border-crossing cooperation during fire emergencies
  • To prepare a recommendation for the development of an Addendum and a Manual of Procedures for International Cross-border Cooperation for Enhancing Preparedness for Managing Wildfire Emergencies in the Region, for its presentation on the part of the Chancelleries of the countries of the Region to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to serve as platform of cooperation in the Region responsible for sustaining and supporting the constitution and strengthening the activities of the Regional Network
  • Establishment of a Regional Fire Management Resource Center with two main proposed branches to foster regional capacities in (a) vegetation fire science, education and training, and (b) operational coordination of cross-boundary fire management

The participants of the consultation released the Declaración de Viña del Mar 2017 / Declaration of Viña del Mar 2017 on Cross-Boundary Cooperation in Fire Management in South America, which has been followed-up by CONAF in late 2017 and early 2018. The following web pages and documents preceding the consultation and the Declaration of Viña del Mar 2017:

Country representatives from nine South American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) agreed on the “Viña del Mar Declaration on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management”. Photo: CONAF.Aaron Cavieres, Executive Director of Corporacion Nacional Forestal (CONAF) opened the consultation. Photo: CONAF.
From left to right: Patricio Sanhueza (Chairman), Ricardo Toro (Executive Director, Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior – ONEMI), Johann G. Goldammer (GFMCC) and Aaron Cavieres (CONAF). Photo: CONAF.[/caption] Signing of a cooperation agreement between CONAF (A. Cavieres) and GMFC (J.G. Goldammer). Photo: CONAF.

 

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

 

 

 

2006 – 2010

Savanna Fire Ignition Research Experiment (SavFIRE):

Effects of point versus perimeter ignitions on fire mosaics
in the Kruger National Park

  • Background information

  • Research Proposal

  • Final Report

  • Photos

  • Website

  • Contacts

WFTCA-ICS

 

Intermediate and Advanced 
Incident Command Course


As one Summit-Output the International Wildland Fire Summit (Sydney, Australia, 8 October 2003) agreed that an Incident Command System (ICS) as presented in Summit Paper 3 should become the international standard for all wildland incident management participating in international or interagency agreements and exchanges. (http://gfmc.online/summit-2003/introduction.htm)

To implement the outputs of the International Wildland Fire Summit the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and its activity AfriFireNet are supporting the Working on Fire Programme to offer the following courses:

Intermediate and Advanced Incident Command Course

ICS Logistics Section Chief

The GFMC will support a number of participants from SADC Countries.

For further information please contact:

 

Alexander C. Held
Coordinator
Regional Subsahara Wildland Fire Network
Club Road, Nelspruit old Air Field  
Nelspruit 1200
SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:      +27-13 7417340
e-mail: alex @ wof-int.com

Chris Austin
Wildland Fire Training Center Africa
Working on Fire Int
Club Road, Nelspruit old Air Field 
Nelspruit 1200 
SOUTH AFRICA  

Tel:      +27-13 7417340
e-mail: chris @ wofire.co.za 


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WFTCA-ICS

 

Intermediate and Advanced 
Incident Command Course


As one Summit-Output the International Wildland Fire Summit (Sydney, Australia, 8 October 2003) agreed that an Incident Command System (ICS) as presented in Summit Paper 3 should become the international standard for all wildland incident management participating in international or interagency agreements and exchanges. (http://gfmc.online/summit-2003/introduction.htm)

To implement the outputs of the International Wildland Fire Summit the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and its activity AfriFireNet are supporting the Working on Fire Programme to offer the following courses:

Intermediate and Advanced Incident Command Course

ICS Logistics Section Chief

The GFMC will support a number of participants from SADC Countries.

For further information please contact:

 

Alexander C. Held
Coordinator
Regional Subsahara Wildland Fire Network
Club Road, Nelspruit old Air Field  
Nelspruit 1200
SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:      +27-13 7417340
e-mail: alex @ wof-int.com

Chris Austin
Wildland Fire Training Center Africa
Working on Fire Int
Club Road, Nelspruit old Air Field 
Nelspruit 1200 
SOUTH AFRICA  

Tel:      +27-13 7417340
e-mail: chris @ wofire.co.za 


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SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                         

 

 

Contacts

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                          

 

 

Final Report

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                            

 

 

Photos

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                           

 

 

SAVANNA FIRE IGNITION RESEARCH EXPERIMENT (SavFIRE)

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EFFECTS OF POINT VERSUS PERIMETER IGNITIONS ON FIRE MOSAICS

IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

SENIOR RESEARCHER AND CO-WORKERS

1. Trollope, W.S.W – University of Fort Har

2. Govender, N – Kruger National Par

3. Austin, C – Operations Manager: Working on Fire Program

KEYWORDS

Biodiversity, fire, fire behaviour, fire patterns, fire intensity, patch mosaic, controlled burning.

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                       

 

 

Website

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                              

 

 

2006 – 2010

Savanna Fire Ignition Research Experiment (SavFIRE):

Effects of point versus perimeter ignitions on fire mosaics
in the Kruger National Park

 


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A.C. Held, AfriFireNet

alex@wof-int.com

P.D.Kraus, GFMC

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