Ukraine VIII International Fire Management Week 2019

Boyarka / Oster / Kyiv, Ukraine
5-9 April 2019

The 8th Ukraine International Fire Management Week was held in between 5 and 9 April 2019, organized by the Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC) and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). On 5 April 2019 a fire management training course was held for foresters and fire brigade personnel:

On 8 April 2019 the GFMC and REEFMC conducted  field training exercising prescribed burning operations and suppression firing in Oster Military Forest District, Ukraine.

Opening of the Fire Management Training Course in Oster Military Forest District, 08 April 2019. From left to right: Volodymyr Brayko (Director of Oster Military Forest District), Sergiy V. Zibtsev (Head of REEFMC) and Johann Georg Goldammer (GFMC)

Sergiy Zibtsev and J.G. Goldammer addressing the classroom training participants

Classroom training participants

The REEFMC preparatory team: Dr. Vasyl Gumeniuk and Maxim Zibtsev and the Oster Military Forest District Fire Management Team

Start of an exercise backfire (suppression fire) and handing over the drip torch to the course participants

Debriefing and farewell photo of the training session. In 2020, Mr. Volodymyr Brayko, Director of Oster Military Forest District, and his team won “Silver” in the competition of the Society of Foresters of Ukraine for the best fire activity of the state enterprise for 2020 («СРІБНІ» ПОЖЕЖНИКИ, PDF).

On the next day – 9 April 2019 – the Second National Round Table “Fires in the Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Ukraine: Developing a National Policy for the Wildfires Management” provided the floor for a consultation on the draft Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning the Immediate Elimination of the Crisis Situation Due to Forest Fires. The Round Table was an initiative of and hosted by the Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center with the support of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Council of Europe (Kyiv, REEFMC / National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU), Ukraine.

The Round Table was opened by the Rector of NULESU, Prof. Dr. Stanislav Nikolaenko, and by Prof. Dr. Petro Lakyda, Director of the Institute of Forestry and Landscape-Park Management (right). Workshop conveners (Prof. Dr. Sergiy V. Zibtsev and Prof. Dr. Johann Georg Goldammer) at the left.


Participants of the Round Table from different Ukrainian agencies, the Parliament, forestry enterprises and academia.


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