Lebanon — In a statement issued on Friday, ambassador Michele J. Sison participated in Prime Minister Fouad Sinioras Conference on Forest Fire Management, part of the Government of Lebanons National Strategy for Forest Fire Fighting in Lebanon.
Ambassador Sison highlighted the cooperation between the United States Government and Lebanon to combat forest fires. The Ambassador also emphasized on the importance of managing forests to prevent forest fires.
The United States Forest Service with funding from the United States Agency for International Development is providing Lebanon with training on the Incident Command System (ICS), a management framework that coordinates responsibilities and functions during complex natural and man-made disasters. ICS is recognized as the international standard for wildfire incident response and has been successfully adapted in a number of countries around the world.