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#FireHomeSchool It is a training program at the same time as a window to the world regarding forest fires. Its main objective is to spread knowledge about fires globally and to echo multiple projects, actions and initiatives related to the world of forest fires. Knowledge will always be disseminated in video format. Until now, the following actions have been carried out within the framework of this program:


PCF Webinars (global perspective) on IIFF


Once a month a webinar will be organized to assess and present the current situation of forest fires globally.



1.- #PCFWebinars: Forest fire management in the province of Córdoba, Argentina 

In this first webinar, forest fires in the province of Córdoba, Argentina were analyzed. The presentations were made by Matías Reinas and Marcelo Gómez of the Federation of Volunteer Firefighters of the Province of Córdoba, Argentina and the Bialet Massè Barracks.


2.- #PCFWebinar: Analysis of the fires in Wales, United Kingdom

Craig Hope, station manager for the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Hope shared his insight into the challenges and solutions for fires in the UK.



3.- #PCFWebinar: Analysis of the fires in Portugal.

The meteorology of recent years was analyzed, the evolution of the fires to date, what are the current challenges, what solutions are currently being proposed, the Oleiros fire that is having the emergency corps of Portugal.


4 .- # PCFWebinars: Analysis of the fires in Siberia. Video + Articles 

Wildfires in Russia have so far burned an area larger than the size of Greece, according to Greenpeace Russia. Firefighters in Siberia continue to fight forest fires caused by a heat wave. Greenpeace Russia. Therefore, this #PCFWebinar focuses on what is currently happening in the Arctic area, precisely in Siberia, and how these seemingly rare fires are increasingly becoming the norm.



5 .- # PCFWebinars: Current study of forest fires in Chile and the effects of Climate Change.  

The forest fires in Chile of 2017 were a series of forest fires generated in multiple foci in the central and southern areas of Chile, which marked a turning point in this country's relationship with forest fires, and in the study of the effects of climate change in forest fires globally. Jorge Saavedra (CONAF) explains the current state of forest fires in Chile.


6.- #PCFWebinar: Joaquín Ramírez (CEO, Tecnosylva) and the California forest fires

Joaquín Ramírez, Director of Tecnosylva, tells us about the California fires and the Spanish technology applied in the United States. The conversation with Joaquín focuses, especially on the August Complex and the results that its applied technology has had in this context.



7.- #PCFWebinar: Wildfires in Greece

In this video you will see the organization and management of forest fires in Greece. To do this, Dimitrios Menemenlis candidate for doctor on the IUF of Greece and firefighter will show us the following main points to know how the fire department of Greece is organized and managed: Law Institutional Framework General principle operational engagement National Response Mechanism & Stages of Operations Operational readiness Statistics Study cases: Neos Voutzas, Attica Mati, Attica Lessons learned Menemenlis the doctorate is being prepared in the University of the Aegean and in the Department of Geography on “Prediction and management of fire risk with the use of modern simulation models and principles of total quality management at Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) in Rhodes (Greece) ”.


8.- #PCFWebinar: Forest fires in Indonesia: First helicopter transport units

This #PCFWebinar deals with the problem of forest fires in Indonesia and the reason why they burn. Juan Caamano is the expert who analyzes how in recent years there has been an enormous effort to modernize the response to this type of fires, creating the first helicopter transport units and operations centers. Caamaño explains its development since 2016, the training, training and operations that it has had to implement in forest fires.




9.- Forest Fires in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We traveled to Africa to learn about fire management in the DRC and for this purpose we have the expert Lindon Soon, who has more than 15 years of experience and knowledge in landscape fire management, including in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (US Forest Service / USAID International Programs; Lernen-Helfen-Leben) among other international organizations .



10.- Forest Fires in Australia (Climate Change and Forest Fires in South East Australia)

Dr. Sarah Harris (CFA Research and Development Manager) provides a summary of fire agency-driven research and development on observed fire weather. Harris explores the implications of these changes for wildfire management.



11.- Fires in Ecuador. Presentation of the BREMIF and the Field Schools. 

José Luis Duce and Andrea María Bustos talk about the Field Schools and the BREMIF: two projects for the necessary integrality of the vision of fire. The reality of the territory and fire in Ecuador and the experiences of two of the projects implemented in the field of fire are presented. PASF, in which it is a question of leaving evidence of the need to apply a more comprehensive approach to the culture of fire and the territory, with the ultimate and fundamental objective of conservation.


12.- 50 years of wildland fire science in Canada

This webinar discusses a scientific article from the last 50 years of wildfire science in Canada with some of the authors and co-authors, who recently published the article in Canadian Science Publishing under the title 'Fifty years of wildland fire science in Canada'



Initiative that was born under the context of a state of alarm and the control measures that were taken due to the global pandemic due to the coronavirus. Its objective is to give voice to all the projects or actions of other people, which are related to forest fires. The dynamic is simple: present the action or project in less than 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for attendees to ask. All presentations can be viewed HERE 



Note: The PCF is not responsible for the opinion of the presenters 

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