Protection contre les incendies de forêt: principes et methodes daction <Forest Fire Protection: Principles and Methods>
(IFFN No. 22 – April 2000, p. 110)
In its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute, Zaragoza (Spain), the Centre dHautes Études Agronomiques Mediterranéens (CIHEAM) periodically organizes international courses on forest fires for the training of technicians from the Mediterranean Basin. These courses are conducted in collaboration with the General Directorate for Nature Conservation and the FAO Committee Silva Mediterranea. This publication presents the core contents of these courses, prepared by the responsible expert, Mr. Ricardo Vélez. The titles of his chapters are (1) Forest fires in the Mediterranean region, (2) Fire prevention, (3) Active fire suppression, (4) Evaluation of losses, and (5) Protection policies against wildfires. In the annexes are included: One example of a national fire protection plan, two diskettes with the BEHAVE programme (for the prediction of fire behaviour) and the PYROSTAT programme for the creation of a forest fire database. In addition a photographic guide of fuel models in a region of Spain is provided. The text is provided in French to be utilized by frankophone technicians attending the courses.
Ricardo Vélez. 1999. Protection contre les incendies de forêt: principes et methodes daction. Centre dHautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterranéens (CIHEAM), Zaragoza. Options Mediterranéennes, Serie B: Études et Recherches No. 26, 118 p.