On 30 April 1991 the Portuguese Minister of Planning and Administration of the Territory presented the Manual of the Forest Guard to the public. The manual which had been developed by a cooperative approach of various Portuguese agencies, the industry and the University of Coimbra, is devoted to strengthen the endeavour to reduce the occurrence of the detrimental fires in the country’s forests. The manual intends to give basic information needed by the various groups (agencies and individuals) involved in forest fire protection tasks. On 80 pages and with meaningful colour photographs the booklet explains the causes, the various factors determining the fire risk and the legislative background for the protection of forests against forest fires.
The technical and text editing of this manual was coordinated
by: Domingo Xavier Viegas Professor and Head Fluid Mechanics Group Address: University of Coimbra Faculty of Sciences and Technology Largo D.Dinis P – 3000 COIMBRA