RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Training Course and Consultation on Community-based
Fire Management

 

    

  


  In order to enhance the capacities of fire management personnel in Mongolia through trainings and demonstration activities for implementation of EuroFire standards and community-based approaches in Mongolia, 2 training courses were conducted in Choibalsan city, Dornod province, eastern Mongolia and Bugant village, Selenge province, central Mongolia
 Photo impression of the Training Course and Consultation in Bugant village, Selenge Province, Mongolia

 

 

Mr. J.Munkhdalai, State ranger, briefing the fire situation of 2015 in Bugant area

 

           Demonstration of tools and equipment

 

  

 Discussion about role and participation of local stakeholders during the forest fires season

 

Trainees – representatives of local companies, NGOs, Forest User Groups (FUG) and authorities

 

  

Natural regeneration in Scots pine stand near Bugant village

 

Fire-free season of Bugant village

                         

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Training Course and Consultation on Community-based
Fire Management

 

    

  


  In order to enhance the capacities of fire management personnel in Mongolia through trainings and demonstration activities for implementation of EuroFire standards and community-based approaches in Mongolia, 2 training courses were conducted in Choibalsan city, Dornod province, eastern Mongolia and Bugant village, Selenge province, central Mongolia
 Photo impression of the Training Course and Consultation in Bugant village, Selenge Province, Mongolia

 

 

Mr. J.Munkhdalai, State ranger, briefing the fire situation of 2015 in Bugant area

 

           Demonstration of tools and equipment

 

  

 Discussion about role and participation of local stakeholders during the forest fires season

 

Trainees – representatives of local companies, NGOs, Forest User Groups (FUG) and authorities

 

  

Natural regeneration in Scots pine stand near Bugant village

 

Fire-free season of Bugant village

                         

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region
(FMRC-CAR)
 

The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia

 

    

  


  

Among its multiple functions FMRC-CAR is addressing the increasing demand on collection and distribution of data and information relevant to fire management with the regional neighbourhoods, the facilitation in capacity building in fire management at regional level and the exchange of human and technical resources where needed. The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia. In the training, fire management authorities from neighboring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were participated. EuroFire competency standard materials were used during the training, fire managers and local firefighters were enthusiastic about the training materials. Mongolian version of the EuroFire standards soon will be added to thewww.euro-fire.eu

Photo impression of the Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia
 

 

 

Field training: Classroom training in the cold

 

           Setting up team and preparing the equipment and tools

   

 Construction of a fireline

                   Starting a prescribed fire at an anchor point 

  

Discussion with NEMA representatives

               Group photo with NEMA participants     

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Fire Ecology Research

 

    

  


  In order to support the transboundary fire management activities, the RCAFMRC has conducted a research project “Estimating grass fuel loads with a disk pasture meter and GIS tools in north-eastern Mongolian steppe” were the most border crossing fires occurs. Determining and mapping the amount of grass available to burn can help fire managers, land managers accurately predict fire behaviour and manage the risk. The field study was done between 26 June and 7 July 2015 and data analysis is under processing. The results of this research will be delivered to the border authorities, local government of the regions and the national emergency management agency for their use. This research was funded by the National University of Mongolia “Project No. 3C 2015 SEAS-19”.
 Photo impression of the north-eastern Mongolia grassland fuel estimating project
 

 

 

Abundant grass in the wet-meadows 2 months after the fire

 

           Steppe fires often inters to the forests nearby

   

 Measuring Leaf Are Index (LAI)

 

Grass biomass sampling by species

 

  

Grass biomass sampling for the calibration of the Disk Pasture Meter

 

Sampling species by species takes time and needs some shelter (+40C)

   

Border of burnt and unburnt area

 

Measurement of the Disk Pasture Meter

   

Direct weighing of the samples

 

Weighing the samples and cooling down after hot day

   

Many dried out water bodies, because of early growing season extreme drought

 

Consultation on cross-boundary fire with the border authorities

 

 

 

 


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FMRC-CAR

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) 

Opening of the FMRC-CAR


An opening ceremony of the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) was followed by the the Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia.

Photo impression of the Opening ceremony of the FMRC-CAR


Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC) giving a keynote speech on Wildland Fire Situation in the Central Asian RegionFrom left: Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC), Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh (MEGDT, Mongolia), Mr. Daniel Valenghi (Swiss Cooperation Office in Mongolia), Dr. B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)  Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh, MEGDT, Mongolia, and Chief of the National Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection of Mongolia
From left: Dr. Ts.Chuluunbaatar (MEGDT, Mongolia), Ms.Chuluuntsetseg (MEGDT), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR), Prof. Dr. J.G.Goldammer (GFMC), Colonel J.Ganbaatar (LEU, Mongolia)Opening Remarks by Vice President, Prof. Dr. B.Boldgiv (NUM) and Director, Prof. Dr. N.Baatarbileg (NUM)Consultation on further collobaration with Delegations from Central Asian neighbours. From left: Mr. Emilbek Umaraliev (Kyrgyz Republic), Mr. Duman Dukenbaev, Mr. Yevgeniy Arkhipov (Republic of Kazakhstan), Johann G.Goldammer (GFMC), Mr. Dogdurbek Abdiraev (Kyrgyz Republic), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)


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RCAFMRC

 

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region
(FMRC-CAR)
 

The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia

 

    

  


  

Among its multiple functions FMRC-CAR is addressing the increasing demand on collection and distribution of data and information relevant to fire management with the regional neighbourhoods, the facilitation in capacity building in fire management at regional level and the exchange of human and technical resources where needed. The Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia. In the training, fire management authorities from neighboring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were participated. EuroFire competency standard materials were used during the training, fire managers and local firefighters were enthusiastic about the training materials. Mongolian version of the EuroFire standards soon will be added to thewww.euro-fire.eu

Photo impression of the Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia
 

 

 

Field training: Classroom training in the cold

 

           Setting up team and preparing the equipment and tools

   

 Construction of a fireline

                   Starting a prescribed fire at an anchor point 

  

Discussion with NEMA representatives

               Group photo with NEMA participants     

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center
(RCAFMRC)
 

Fire Ecology Research

 

    

  


  In order to support the transboundary fire management activities, the RCAFMRC has conducted a research project “Estimating grass fuel loads with a disk pasture meter and GIS tools in north-eastern Mongolian steppe” were the most border crossing fires occurs. Determining and mapping the amount of grass available to burn can help fire managers, land managers accurately predict fire behaviour and manage the risk. The field study was done between 26 June and 7 July 2015 and data analysis is under processing. The results of this research will be delivered to the border authorities, local government of the regions and the national emergency management agency for their use. This research was funded by the National University of Mongolia “Project No. 3C 2015 SEAS-19”.
 Photo impression of the north-eastern Mongolia grassland fuel estimating project
 

 

 

Abundant grass in the wet-meadows 2 months after the fire

 

           Steppe fires often inters to the forests nearby

   

 Measuring Leaf Are Index (LAI)

 

Grass biomass sampling by species

 

  

Grass biomass sampling for the calibration of the Disk Pasture Meter

 

Sampling species by species takes time and needs some shelter (+40C)

   

Border of burnt and unburnt area

 

Measurement of the Disk Pasture Meter

   

Direct weighing of the samples

 

Weighing the samples and cooling down after hot day

   

Many dried out water bodies, because of early growing season extreme drought

 

Consultation on cross-boundary fire with the border authorities

 

 

 

 


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RCAFMRC

 

Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region
(FMRC-CAR)
 

Opening of the FMRC-CAR

 

    

  


  

An opening ceremony of the Fire Managament Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) was followed by the theRegional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia was held on 21-25 September 2015, Forestry Research and Training Center, Batsumber, Tuv province, Mongolia.

Photo impression of the Opening ceremony of the FMRC-CAR
 

 

 

           Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC) giving a keynote speech on Wildland Fire Situation in the Central Asian Region

 

From left: Prof. Dr. Goldammer (GFMC), Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh (MEGDT, Mongolia), Mr. Daniel Valenghi (Swiss Cooperation Office in Mongolia), Dr. B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)

   

 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister M.Khurelsukh, MEGDT, Mongolia, and Chief of the National Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection of Mongolia

 

From left: Dr. Ts.Chuluunbaatar (MEGDT, Mongolia), Ms.Chuluuntsetseg (MEGDT), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR), Prof. Dr. J.G.Goldammer (GFMC), Colonel J.Ganbaatar (LEU, Mongolia)

 

  

Opening Remarks by Vice President, Prof. Dr. B.Boldgiv (NUM) and Director, Prof. Dr. N.Baatarbileg (NUM)

 

Consultation on further collobaration with Delegations from Central Asian neighbours. From left: Mr. Emilbek Umaraliev (Kyrgyz Republic), Mr. Duman Dukenbaev, Mr. Yevgeniy Arkhipov (Republic of Kazakhstan), Johann G.Goldammer (GFMC), Mr. Dogdurbek Abdiraev (Kyrgyz Republic), B.Oyunsanaa (FMRC-CAR)

     

 

 

 


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Regional Central Asia Wildland Fire Network

A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Regional and National Fire Management Consultation, Meetings and Trainings


This website links to key activities of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks of Central Asia Eurasia and the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Cluster. The documentation starts in 2004 (bottom) and the most recent event is on top of this list.

Community Based Fire Management Training Courses in Eastern and Central Mongolia (2015)


Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia (2015) 

Opening of the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2015)
An official opening of the  Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) was held on 21 September 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with delegations from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.


Meeting on Transboundary Fire Management (2015)
3rd Meeting on Transboundary Fire Management in follow up of Mongolian-Russian Government Agreement on Transboundary Fire Management Cooperation (signed in 2014) was organized by the Russian Forestry Agency, 15-16 June 2015, Ulan-Ude, Russia.

Mongolian representatives, led by Mr. Banzragch Tsesed, Head, Forest Policy Implementation Department, Ministry of Environment and Green Development and Tourism, Mongolia
Russian representatives, led by  Mr. Panfilov Alexander Victorovich, Deputy Head, Federal Forestry Agency, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Federation

Fire Ecology and Management Course(2015)
First undergraduate training course on Fire Ecology and Management has been conducted for students of the National University of Mongolia (this spring), followed by the exercise of under canopy burning in Larch forests at the Udleg Forestry Research and Training Station (15-17 May 2015).


National Round Table “Strengthening Inter-Agency Cooperation in Fire Management” and preparation of setting up the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region and Field assessment of the 2015 spring fires in Eastern Mongolia, including transboundary fire between Mongolia and the Russian Federation
Between 5 and 8 May 2015 the National Round Table attended by the members of the National Coordination Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection (NCCFSFP) was held, followed by the field assessment of spring fires in Eastern Mongolia in 2015 by the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) and GFMC

Agreement on Cooperation in Transboundary Fire Management signed
On 3 September 2014 the agreement was signed by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Donskoy, and the Minister of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia, Ms. Sanjaasurengiyn Oyun, during the official visit of the Russian delegation headed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Mongolia.

Consultation on Transboundary Fire Management (2014)
Consultation on Transboundary Fire Management in preparation of Mongolian-Russian Government Agreement on Transboundary Fire Management Cooperation was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.09-10 June 2014.


From left to right: Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Minister, Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, and Mr. Alexander V. Panfilov, Deputy Head, Federal Forestry Agency, Russia, and Mr. Igor A. Razumovsky, Roslesinforg, Russia.

National Seminar on Strengthening Fire Management in Mongolia (2014)
The Seminar organized by the National Coordination Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection (NCCFSFP), with support of the GFMC; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 21-22 March 2014.

NCCFSFP Seminar participants, including Deputy Minister of Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia

UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management (2013)
The UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management was organized by the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire through its Coordinator – the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Germany, and supported by the Council of Europe; United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29 November 2013.

International Congress“Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia” (2013)
International Congress“Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia” was held in conjunction with the International Exhibition for Forest Fire Fighting and Protection, organized by Siberia Expo and Leipziger Messe International (Germany). Novosibirsk, Russia, 11-12 November 2013.

UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Secretariat Foundation Meeting (2013)
The UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Meeting 2013 was held in Korea Forest Research Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23-25 October 2013. The meeting was hosted by the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and supported by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS). The establishment of the UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network to support international cooperation in wildland fire management in the Asia region has been suggested by the Korea Forest Service at the 4th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC), Spain, 2007. At the preparatory meetings of the Pan-Asia Network in 2009, 2011 and 2012 the establishment of the Pan-Asia Network was agreed upon by the four coordinators of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks of the Asia region. They concluded that:
The Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network is a cluster of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central Asia, representing 21 countries in the region. The secretariat has been established at the occasion of Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Conference in Republic of Korea in 2013. Future conferences will take place in 4-yearly intervals scheduled half-way between the IWFCs.

Second “International Fire Management Week” (2013)
Second “International Fire Management Week” in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian Federation, organized by the GFMC and the Russian Federal Forest Service Rosleskhoz and the National Aerial Forest Fire Center Avialesookhrana in the frame of the “German-Russian Forest Fire Task Force” and the UNISDR Regional Eurasia Wildland Fire Network (UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire), with (a) Scientific Conference “Post-Fire Natural Regeneration of Forests in Siberia”, and (b) revisit of the Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment of 1993.

“International Fire Management Week” (2012)
“International Fire Management Week” in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian Federation in 1-10 September 2012, organized by the GFMC and the Russian Federal Forest Service Rosleskhoz and the National Aerial Forest Fire Center Avialesookhrana in the frame of the “German-Russian Forest Fire Task Force” and the UNISDR Regional Eurasia Wildland Fire Network (UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire), with (a) classroom and field training on prescribed burning for wildfire hazard reduction and conservation for practitioners, trainers and decision makers, (b) Round Table on Fire Management, Krasnoyarsk Krai”, and (c) revisit of the Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment of 1993.

The First Joint Meeting on “Prevention and Fighting of transboundary fires” (2012)
The meeting was held in Khulunbuir city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, 15-18 April, 2012. The meeting is intended to intensify implementation of Mongolian and Chinese Government resolution in 1999 on “Cooperation on fighting forest and steppe fires in border regions”.

  • Press release from National Emergency Agency of Mongolia (NEMA): Mongolian

Joint Meeting on Prevention of Industrial accidents and Natural disasters (2012)
The 12th Joint Meeting of Mongolian-Russian governments, “Working together on Prevention, preparedness and eliminate the effects of natural disasters, industrial accidents”, was held in Ryazan city, Russia, 09-13 April, 2012.

  • Press release from National Emergency Agency of Mongolia (NEMA):Mongolian

International Conference “Forest Fires: Management and International Cooperation for Preventing Forest Fires in the APEC Region” (2010)
The International Conference “Forest Fires: Management and International Cooperation in Preventing forest Fires in APEC Region” was convened at the initiative of the Russian Federation in Khabarovsk, Russia, 4-6 October 2010. The conference aimed to strengthen cooperation between the emergency services of the APEC member economies in order to express readiness of the region to reduce the risks of wildfire disasters. 53 representatives from 8 APEC member economies and key experts from the world, including the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and representatives of the Global Wildland Fire Network, took part in this event.

Regional Conference on Cross-Border Fires (2010)
The “International Conference on Cross-Border Forest Fires and Cooperation in their Suppression” was hosted by the government of Russia, supported by GFMC, UNISDR and the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire, with participation of government agencies of China, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Korea, and the USA. The conference was held in Irkutsk, Russian Federation, 16-18 June 2010.

Participation in the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network (initiated in 2009)
Besides the role of the Central Asian network as one of six networks within the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) (see also:UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire) it is now also belonging to one of four networks within the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network, which was founded in the Republic of Korea in February 2009:

First International Central Asian Wildland Fire Joint Conference, Consultation and Forest Fire Experiment (2008)
The First International Central Asian Wildland Fire Conference “Wildland Fires in Natural Ecosystems of the Central Asian Region: Ecology and Management Implications” (2-6 June 2008, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) addressed the most pressing issues in Mongolia and neighbouring countries. A second component was a consultation of the agencies and other stakeholders involved in fire management in Mongolia. The third element of the conference was devoted to demonstrate advanced techniques in fire management:

Regional Central Asia Fire Management Consultation and Study Tour (2005)
The next follow-up activity was a Regional Central Asia Fire Management Consultation and Study Tour in 2005 which brought together wildland fire management specialists from Central Asia:

Initial Meetings leading to the Foundation of the Regional Network (2004)
Initial discussions about the formation of the Regional Central Asia Wildland Fire Network were held at the


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UNin Irkutsk

9September 2005

publishedby www.nts-tv.ru/news/


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Therepresentatives of the organization hold conference in Asia countries in whichthere is a heavy situation with forest fires. Last action happened in Kyrgyzstan.Today the representatives of Germany, Korea, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia andRussia conducted a seminar in Irkutsk on the base of East-Siberian Institute ofthe Ministry of Internal Affairs.

We mustfight fires jointly. This was the call of UN representatives on the seminar. Inthe judgement of the foreigners, flame element does not pay attention to stateborders. For example, 5 from 7 ignitions in Russian in 2004 have spread toMongolia territory. Even Japan separated by the sea, suffers. The satellitesregister the thick smoke over the Country of the Rising Sun after every big firein the Far East. As ever, there is no means for suppression of big by areafires. All the equipment of the fighters is backpack spray with 20 l of water.There are not many of planes-extinguishers Be-200 and they are very expensive.This seminar, according to the organizers, must really help to the states ofCentral Asia. Alexey Daneev, doctor of technical sciences: “Seminar elaboratesrecommendations on simulation of forest fires, on forecasting of theirappearance, spreading, estimations of losses due to forest fires”. Theserecommendations will be passed by the consultative group to UN and governmentsof Asia where forests are in flame regularly. UN thinks that before theirrecommendations the governments of Russia, China, Mongolia and Korea did notknow what to do with fires. Johann Goldammer, director of GFMC: “Even if thestates or the governments have information on forest fires situation, they notalways have enough resources to overcome it. Thus, one of the important tasks isto call to concentrate resources of the governments on the serious forest fireproblems” Mr. Goldammer thinks that the group organized by him will solve theproblem on the intellectual level and the task of the governments is to financethe elaborations of the scientists. But the firefighters say – UN better solvethe financial problem and what and where is burning competent structures knowwithout foreign assistance. Due to the shortage of money last year Russia lost22 million ha of the forest. By area this is more than seven hundred cities ofIrkutsk size.

IgorKovpak


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