Global Wildland Fire Network Activities 2019

Planned activities of the Global Wildland Fire Network in 2019


Note: The implemented activities will be published on this website by end of 2019. This is an overview of some key activities of GFMC in 2019:

Global Wildland Fire Network Activities 2018

Activities of the Global Wildland Fire Network in 2018

Note: Photographic documentation of some activities is posted on the GFMC Calendar 2017 or on special web pages of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks

28 January – 03 February 2018
Implementation of the Fire Management Support Component for Georgia by GFMC in the frame of the regional programme Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus (IBiS) (GIZ) and preparation of the project Fire Management Planning for target Protected Areas in the frame of the Support Programme for Protected Areas – Georgia (KfW) (J.G. Goldammer); Tbilisi, Borjomi and Dedoplistskaro, Georgia.

28 February – 01 March 2018
First Workshop of the Thematic Working Group Vegetation (Landscape) Fire Crisis Mitigation (TWG-C) of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured Societies – Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), chaired by GFMC; Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Berlin, Germany.

01 March 2018

Meeting and consultations between the Presidents of the Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Albrecht Broemme, the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF), Tore Eriksson, and GFMC (Johann Georg Goldammer); Federal German Agency for Technical Relief (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), Berlin, Germany.

07-09 March 2018
Planning meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) of the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference (Campo Grande, Brazil, May 2019); Campo Grande, Brazil.

5-18 March 2018
Seventh International Convention of Environmental Laureates: “Ecological Foodprint” with GFMC participation; Freiburg, Germany.

21 March 2018
Consultation and working meeting within the framework of the OSCE project Improving radiological and environmental awareness in territories affected by the Chernobyl accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a focus on wildfire management, with remote participation of project partner GFMC; Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Gomel, Belarus.

20 April 2018
Working meeting to evaluate the progress of the Study on Currently Available Aerial Forest Fire Fighting Assets at the European Commission, ECHO.A – Emergency Management, A.1 – Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) (GFMC Contractor); European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

17-18 May 2018
Bilateral fire emergency response exercise between Belarus and Ukraine in the frame of the project Improving radiological and environmental awareness in territories affected by the Chernobyl accident in Belarus and Ukraine with a focus on wildfire management, coordinated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMRC) and GFMC; Gomel Oblast Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Gomel, Belarus.

04 June 2018
19th Round Table of the European Fire Academy How to deal with major Disasters – What should be the best European response?, with GFMC contribution Landscape Fires; Directorate General Security and Prevention, Brussels, Belgium.

06-07 June 2018
Regional Round Table and Consultation Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Fire Management in South East Asia, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia, the Regional Fire Management Resource Center South East Asia (RFMRC-SEA) and GFMC; Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Manggala Wanabhakti, Jakarta, and RFMRC-SEA, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

16-19 June 2018
Implementation of the Fire Management Support Component for Georgia in the frame of the regional programme Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus (IBiS) (GIZ): Training course for fire management personnel in Kakheti region (Akhmeta and Dedoplistskaro Districts (GFMC contractor); Kakheti / Akhmeta and Tbilisi, Georgia.

21 June – 03 July 2018
Second GFMC field mission and community-based fire management training in the frame of the forest rehabilitation project of Lernen-Helfen-Leben e.V. in Democratic Republic of Congo; South Kivu Province (Regions Burhinyi, Luhwinja, Kaziba, Mushenyi and Nyangezi) D.R. Congo.

25-27 June 2018
Workshop of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured Societies – Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), with public presentation of the Thematic Working Group Vegetation (Landscape) Fire Crisis Mitigation (TWG-C) chaired by GFMC; Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Rome, Italy.

03-06 July 2018
Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), with joint presentations of the GFMC, the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – Central Asia Region (RFMRC-CAR) and the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – South East Central Asia (RFMRC-SEA), with contribution in the Side Event on Forest Fire-Related Risks on Challenges and Progress made in National Capacity Building in Landscape Fire Management in the Asian Region and at Global Level: Towards the Implementation of Target E of the Sendai Framework and presentation of the joint statement Current and Future Consequences of Fires Affecting the Landscapes of Asia: Call for Regional and Global Action to Reduce the Adverse Impacts of Fire on the Environment and Society; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

23 August 2018
Meeting between the head of GFMC and Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. AlexisTsipras, on the establishment and the modus operandi of the “Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece”; Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece.

03 September 2018
Joint meeting with the Secretariats of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe’s European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction / UNISDR and the Global Wildland Fire Network / Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) “Streamlining International Cooperation in Landscape Fire Management: Development of a Joint Agenda between UNISDR, Council of Europe (EUR-OPA), OSCE and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)” (J.G. Goldammer); Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA), Vienna.

10 September 2018
Meeting of the preparatory mission for the development of a tri-lateral project between Ecuador, Brazil and Costa Rica, with the support of Germany “Strengthening Technical and Institutional Capacities in Ecuador in Integrated Fire Management in Conservation Areas” (Misión de Preparación de la Propuesta Cooperación Trilateral Ecuador – Brasil – Costa Rica – Alemania: “Fortalecimiento de las Capacidades Técnicas e Institucionales en el Ecuador para el Manejo Integral del Fuego en Áreas de Conservación”); with online participation of the GFMC, Quito, Ecuador, and Freiburg, Germany.

17-19 September 2018
Meeting of the CTIF Forest Fires Commission of the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (Comité Technique International de prevention et d’extinction de Feu – CTIF) with GFMC participation; Sessa, Ticino, Switzerland.

28-29 September 2018
International Conference on Culture Against Disasters: Protecting Cultural Landscapes as Prevention of Natural Disasters, with GFMC contribution “Wildfire Risks and Fire Use in Changing Cultural Landscapes: Underlying Causes, Challenges and Options for Integrated Landscape Fire Management in a Green Economy” on behalf the European Major Hazards Agreement EUR-OPA; Ravello, Italy.

12 October 2018
Meeting of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management, GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

13 October 2018
Meeting of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) in conjunction with the meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and the Brazilian Conference Organizing Committee for the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference; GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

14 October 2018
Meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and the Brazilian Conference Organizing Committee for the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference in conjunction with the meeting of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG); GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

04-07 November 2018

Joint Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents and Directors of Specialised Centres, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), with GFMC report on the 2018 achievements in the establishment and launching of work of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management; Zagreb, Croatia.

11 December 2018
National Round Table on the Future of Landscape Fire Management in Greece, convened by the Committee on the Future of Landscape Fire Management and Wildfire Risk Reduction in Greece” (GFMC Chair) and the Office of the Prime Minister of Greece; Athens, Greece.

17-19 December 2018
Regional Workshop Landscape Fire Management in South Eastern Europe, organized by the Regional Fire Monitoring Center For SE Europe / Caucasus (RFMC) and GFMC, on behalf of the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, with the topics: (a) Review of the state and need for further development of national and regional early warning systems, fire management information systems and exchange of data and information at regional SEE level; (b) Review of national fire management systems: Current situation, policies and inter-agency cooperation; (c) Needs for future building and strengthening of volunteer firefighting services; (d) Strengthening national and cross-boundary fire management capacities for complementing and increase effectiveness of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the SEE neighborhood; (e) Fire management on terrain contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO) and land mines, and (f) Discussion on modalities for strengthening the regional co-operation on Fire Management; Hotel Solun, Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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 


Back

 

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

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SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                           

 

 

Background Information

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                         

 

 

Contacts

SavFIRE


AfriFireNet

                                                          

 

 

Final Report