Emergency Fire Prevention And Control Project in the Amazon: Annex 1

Annex 1

Brazil: Emergency Fire Prevention And Control Project in the Amazon
Project Design Summary

Narrative Summary

Key Performance Indicators

Monitoring and Evaluation

Critical Assumptions

Sector-related CAS Goal:

Natural resources and ecosystems preserved and managed in a sustainable fashion.

Fire damage to forests and ecosystems in the Amazon Deforestation Arc is minimized during the 1998 dry season Field reports, data gathered on forest fires, project progress reports Fires are able to be prevented and controlled given adequate deployment of equipment, social mobilization, and institutional coordination Project Development Objective:

Prevent and/or control large-scale wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon during the dry season of 1998; generate lessons to ensure conditions are created to prevent large fires in the mid-term.


Local settlers are equipped and trained in controlled burning techniques, fire preventive measures educated on the current risks of forest fires due to the atypical dry conditions in 1998.

Fire suppression units equipped and trained and prepared at a local, state and federal level.

Fire risk and meteorological data delivered in a clear and timely fashion to decision makers at all levels.


Digital maps, forest fire data and field reports

Project monitoring reports , monthly progress and disbursement Reports


Digital information is disseminated in a clear and timely fashion to decision makers.

Civil society participates in educational and training campaigns.

Distribution mechanisms in place to deliver fire-fighting equipment to reach local communities, municipalities, states and the federal task force in a timely fashion before the outbreak of fires.

IBAMA collaborates with states, municipalities and other government agencies.


1.1 Data and maps on forest fire risks, and hot spots is identified, monitored and assessed by decision makers.

2. Regulations on fire burning in risk areas is enforced; publicity and educational campaign is carried out.

2.1 Situation rooms created in IBAMA and SEPRE; local and municipal fire brigades are trained and equipped. Educational and publicity campaign carried out throughout the Arc of deforestation.

3. State fire departments are trained and equipped; IBAMA’s enforcement units equipped and prepared; federal task force is equipped and operational; Forest fire suppression activities implemented

4. Project management unit operational.


1.1 Risk, weather, deforestation and fire maps created, and disseminated as of 9/98;

1.2 Field testing of maps carried out as of 9/98;

1.3 decision model operational as of 9/98.

2.1 enforcement teams deployed to detected hot spots.

2.2 operational manuals created, and situation room in SEPRE fully staffed, equipped and operational as of 9/98;

2.3 communication networks established in states and municipalities along the Arc as of 9/98;

2.4 local and municipal brigades are trained on fire prevention techniques and equipped (hand tools, protective gear, radios etc.) from 9/98 to 12/98.

2.5 brochures on controlled burnings and posters, TV and radio spots, etc. distributed as of 9/98.

3.1 State fire departments trained and equipped (fire fighting and protective equipment) for wild-land fires;

3.2 Federal task force established and equipped (including SINDEC, CBMDF, Army, Air Force); an operational manual would be developed for the task force

4.1 Creation of an PCU with qualified staff during the duration of the project;

4.2 Implement project monitoring unit to assess project performance;

4.3 Undertake specific studies related to the lessons learned on how to better manage the increasing risk of fires in the mid-term.


1.1 INPE’s Maps and data regarding fire risks, field tests to analyze the availability, timeliness, accuracy and relevance of information.

1.2 receipts of risk maps and weather forecasts by state and municipal and state fire departments/civil defense.

2.1 Evaluation of information flow from/to the situation room.

2.2 Reports and receipts of delivery of equipment and educational materials to states and municipalities.

2.3 Evaluation of the frequency and availability of the publicity campaign in remote areas in the amazon.

2.4 IBAMA’s summons, licenses, fines and reports on enforcement.

2.5. receipts of fire reports by state fire departments/OEMAs

3.1 Assessment of information flow between local, state and federal task force; receipts of delivery of equipment.


4. Disbursement, financial and procurement reports.


1. Information is delivered in a timely and clear fashion.

2. Equipment is delivered to local communities, municipalities in a timely fashion; training, educational and publicity campaigns are created and communities participate proactively in controlled burning practices. Situation room is implemented and operational.

3. Equipment is delivered and training is carried out in a timely fashion to address escaped fires.

4. PCU members effectively coordinate the project. Studies and project evaluations are carried out and the lessons incorporated in the project.

Project Components:

1. Risk Assessment and Fire Monitoring

2. Fire Prevention

3. Fire Suppression

4. Project Coordination, Monitoring & Evaluation


1. Assess the risk of forest fires using satellite-based and other detection systems. (US$ 0.5 million)

2. Mobilize and train and equip communities to practice controlled burning and prevent forest fires; undertake a publicity and educational campaign illustrating the dangers of large scale fires due to El Niño; establish a situation room in SEPRE.

(US$ 7.0 million)

3. Strengthen the capacity to suppress forest fires by training and equipping state fire departments and the Federal Task Force.

(US$ 8.6 million)

4. Establish the PCU, and monitor and learn how better to manage the increasing risk of forest fires in the region. (US$ 2.2 million)


1. Maps developed and distributed to users and decision makers; operational manuals are created and distributed to end users.

2. fire prevention training courses are carried out; educational campaign reaches the Amazon population; Municipal and State fire brigades are trained and equipped.

3. federal task force is equipped and a situation room to activate the task force is fully operational

4. PCU established and operational. Consultants are hired to carry out project monitoring.


1. Communication links are in place and capable of delivering information to end users.

2. Qualified trainers available to reach Amazon communities


3. Fires are prevented and kept under control before they reach a large size.

4. Qualified personnel available to manage the project full time with adequate conditions and autonomy.

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