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Title: Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC) / LLC
Language: English
Description: The LLC is an innovative and progressive organizational learning resource center based in Arizona, USA. The Center actively promotes a learning culture to enhance and sustain safe and effective work practices in the wildland fire community. The Center provides opportunities and resources to foster collaboration among all fire professionals, facilitates their networks, provides access to state-of-the-art learning tools, and links learning to training. A library, videos, incident reviews, information on organizational learning, newsletter, advances in fire practices, and much other information are available on the site.
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Title: COST Action FP0701. Post-Fire Forest Management in Southern Europe /
Language: English
Description: Cost Action FP0701, Post-Fire Forest Management in Southern Europe, is a network of researchers and practitioners working in the field of fire ecology and forest management from all around Europe. The action commenced in May 2008 and will continue for four years. The main objective of this Action is to develop and disseminate scientifically-based decision criteria for post-fire management, applicable from stand-level to landscape-level planning. The short-term expected result is to increase the scientific basis for undertaking appropriate post-fire management practices in Southern Europe; the long-term expected result is to improve the effectiveness in restoring burned areas and reduce fire hazard in European forests and landscapes.
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Title: National Training Information Service (NTIS) / NTIS
Language: English
Description: The National Training Information Service (NTIS) provides a database on vocational education and training in Australia. NTIS is the official national register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations and has been developed for experienced training sector users. NTIS provides a search and browse function that allows finding specific trainings in one or many states and text information on a range of complementary issues.
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Title: Stephens Lab – Research and Education in Wildland Fire Science / Stephens Lab
Language: English
Description: The mission of the Fire Science Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley is to conduct scientific research and provide academic training in the fields of wildland fire science, ecology, and resource management. Areas of research include: the current, and historical role and effects of fire; fire risk reduction; bioenergy; the ecological and economic consequences of the use of fire and fire surrogates in ecosystem restoration and management; fire policies in the United States, Australia, and Mexico; interaction of other ecosystem components (such as wildlife, soils, water, invasive organisms) and ecosystem processes with fire; and interaction of global climate change and fire regimes.
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Title: National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) / PFTC
Language: English
Description: The PFTC is made up of, and supported by different interagency partners in the US. Its mission is to provide opportunities for federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies and other organizations to build skills and knowledge of prescribed fire, with an emphasis on field experience. It is a program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on topics of interest to prescribed fire practitioners. Participants hailing from the US and international agencies receive instruction in fire behavior, firing techniques and high reliability organizing.
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Title: National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (NAFRI) / NAFRI
Language: English
Description: The National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute is a national level center dedicated to developing and enhancing learning experiences. NAFRI serves the interagency wildland fire community through the development and implementation of fire, fuels, resource, and incident management skills and educational processes.
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Title: University of Lleida - Unit of Forest Fires (UL-UFF) / UL-UFF
Language: EnglishSpanish
Description: The mission of UL-UFF is to provide academic training for graduate and undergraduate students and conduct scientific research in the fields of wildland fire science, forest ecology, and forest management. UL-UFF offers a master degree in wildland fire management and is involved in the MSc of European Forestry.Furthermore, wildland fire software, photos and videos on prescribed burning and fire fighting can be found on the website.
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Title: EuroFire /
Language: English
Description: EuroFire is an international partnership that has developed a competency based training system for wildfire and prescribed fire management. The outputs of the new European-wide, multi-lingual, on-line training resources include: competency standards, training modules, illustrations and general guidance on a competency based training system. The system incorporates examples of good practices from Europe and around the world. The key target user groups for the EuroFire training materials are: fire-fighters, the rural and land-based sector, industry organisations and education and training institutions. EuroFire was a 2 year project running from 2006 to 2008.
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Title: National Wildland Fire Training /
Language: English
Description: The National Wildland Fire Training’s mission is to simplify the training communications system with an objective of improving service to the customer and reduce duplication in training administrative services. The national training web site provides a central location for customers to find training course information from all geographic areas by enabling access to Local Area, Geographic Area, National, and other related Interagency Wildland Fire Training information in the USA.
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Title: NWCG Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program /
Language: English
Description: This website provides information regarding the implementation of the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program. In addition it provides a resource to allow individuals to strive for a higher performance level as a leader through self-directed learning opportunities. A leadership toolbox and information on training courses are available on the website.
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Title: National Wildfire Coordination Group's Training Working Team / NWCG Training Working Team
Language: English
Description: The National Wildfire Coordination Group's (NWCG) Training Working Team (TWT) manages the NWCG training curricula program; recommends for approval the Wildland Fire curriculum; and provides guidance to other teams on the development process and standards. Its mission is to develop relevant NWCG training in a cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the wildland fire community. Information on courses and online training are provided, and training material can be ordered.
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Title: Hinton Training Centre / HTC
Language: English
Description: The Hinton Training Centre (HTC) offers a wide range of training, education and research related to Alberta’s sustainable resources. The HTC delivers annually about 45 wildfire-related courses, from basic fire suppression, to advanced planning and management training, as well as a five-month Wildfire Training Academy program. An interactive, multimedia fire simulator has been developed to place students in realistic fire situations. Several wildfire training CD ROMs are available upon request.
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Title: Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy (CWFIMA) / CWFIMA
Language: English
Description: The Colorado Wildfire Academy and Great Plains Wildfire College provides National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), Incident Command System (ICS), and other quality emergency management courses. Its mission is to promote safety and integrate the efforts of local, State, Federal, Tribal, private-sector, and non-governmental emergency response organizations by utilizing the Incident Command System and facilitating a national approach to domestic incident management by providing both the cognitive and hands-on incident management knowledge, instructed by the nations brightest authorities.
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Title: Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Resources Management Training (FCW&FRMT) / FCW&FRMT
Language: English
Description: The Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Resources Management Training (FCW&FRMT) provides needed training to the public and private sector in forest resource management, prescribed fire, and wildfire management. The Florida Wildland Fire Training focuses heavily on wildland/urban interface issues and tactics.
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Title: Wildfire Specialists Inc. /
Language: English
Description: Wildfire is an accredited company recognized by the Ministry of Natural Resources that provides fire fighting training as well as trained and experienced firefighters and over head for various Wildland Fire configurations for contracting throughout Canada and world-wide. Staff qualified and experienced in areas such as prescribed burn planning, prescribed burn implementation, ecological burning, slash reduction, and burn out operations is also offered. Forest fire fighting equipment is available for lease or rent.
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Title: Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) / AFAC
Language: English
Description: The AFAC is the peak body for public sector fire, land management and emergency service organisations in Australia and New Zealand. The organisation fosters and promotes an integrated approach to emergency service operations and business management by identifying opportunities to share knowledge, collaborate and optimise the use of resources. AFAC produces policies, guidelines and positions for adoption by Council. Its work also includes facilitation of collaborative purchasing and contract arrangements. AFAC plays a leading role in the development of educational aides, engineering models, training programs and professional development within the fire and emergency service industry. Information on these products and services is available on the website.
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Title: Southwest Fire Use Training Academy (FUTA) / FUTA
Language: English
Description: The Southwest Fire Use Training Academy develops leadership skills in wildland fire use and prescribed fire through the integration of classroom and field-facilitated learning opportunities. The program uses existing fuels programs and facilities throughout the country and exposes trainees to a large variety of interagency fuels management programs.
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Title: D8.2-1 Requirements concerning aerial observation /
Language: English
Description: This document about the aerial observation is a synthesis of needs, technical possibilities and constraints.
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Title: D10.1-1a-28 Survey of the existing academic and professional training materials related to forest fire /
Language: English
Description: Wildfires are a major problem for many European societies threatening human lives and property with disastrous impacts particularly at the wildland-urban interface. Furthermore, this issue has changed greatly in recent years and increasingly the reduction of wildfire hazard and the sustainable development of natural and managed ecosystems in Europe require new practices in wildland fire management, such as prescribed burning and suppression fire, together with increasing the public and political awareness through knowledge and technology transfers. This report is aimed to help solving the fire paradox by a better learning and training in the wise use of fire. We have accomplished a detailed survey of the existing academic and professional training materials related to forest fire. This review includes several countries: Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Morocco, Italy, France, Germany, and Chile. We have analyzed the official degrees concerned with wildland fire issues with special emphasis towards medium and higher levels of education (college and universities). This subject is mainly addressed in Forestry majors and related fields (i.e., environmental sciences). Often, the “wise use of fire” topic is only a small part of the wildland fire content. We have also reviewed the education addressing worker levels. This includes vocational education (for young people to get ready for the job market in “vegetation and fire management”) and internal agency education (specifically set up to training employees already in an organization or agency, i.e., firefighter department). The later are mostly short courses taught by vegetation or fire managers within the agency. Companies working for the administration also develop these short courses for their employees. In these wildland fire courses, we seldom find “fire use” as a topic. As a result, we propose a set of actions in order to promote the wise use of fire, to allow more tools (i.e., suppression fire use, prescribed burning use) for both vegetation and fire managers, and simultaneously helping to solve the fire paradox. The main proposals are a) to display, in Fire Intuition site (http://fireintuition.efi.int), the academic education and training programs that are available in the present about Suppression Fire and Fuel management. The objective is to make these informations more accessible to the general public and more specifically to prospective students and professional; b) to study how to set up a comprehensive certification process in fire management and to fire workers’ proficiency. In this way, we can get something alike the “red card” certification in USA and Canada that has helped them enormously in large fire conflagrations. In those situations, many people is involved from very diverse agencies and under a single Incident Commander. c) to promote within many universities and vocational schools the “fire paradox concept”, d) to educate and training in fire science and management, e) to promote the exchange of both instructors and students among universities and vocational schools from different countries or regions. Some are doing fine in this regard already. f). to promote an international master degree in Wildland Fire Management (a so called FireMaster proposal has been launch in this direction already) aimed to train and provide the best professionals (fire managers) ever to address this on going challenge of wildland fire damages and scares. In short we propose to promote the wise use of fire to help towards solving the fire paradox.
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Title: D10.1-2 Metadata developed on the existing academic and professional training material related to forest fire. /
Language: English
Description: The aim of this deliverable is to create a metadata-base of the existing academic and professional training material and courses related to forest fires and to organize them within the consortium of FIRE PARADOX. This deliverable deals with Learning Object Metadata (LOM) creation and manipulation. This metadata would provide a useful tool for different purposes such as the on-line part of a master degree in wildland fire science and management. Learning Object Metadata is a data model encoded in XML, used to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning. The purpose of learning object metadata is to support the reusability of learning objects, to aid discoverability, and to facilitate their interoperability, usually in the context of online learning management systems. LOM standards define the hierarchy of data elements for learning objects description. At the top level of the hierarchy are nine categories, which are described in details in this deliverable. For each data element, LOM specifies a name, explanation, size, example value, data type, and other key details. The “RELOAD Editor”, a Java application, was selected to create learning object metadata. The installation of the software, the metadata file creation, the metadata entering and the functionalities of this editor are described in this deliverable. Furthermore, the procedure for metadata indexing and storage is illustrated.
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Title: Deliverable 10.3-2-36 Digital training material about logical fire analysis for professional training. /
Language: English
Description: For the purpose of this deliverable, digital training material was collected to obtain knowledge from a secondary level of competences, namely the basic level. The main objective will be to create digital training material about fire analysis for professional training. Uploading in the Fire Intuition Site - particularly in Moodle - one can find this on-line course, which is addressed to professional trainers or some partners interested in suppression fire and fire analysis. However, fire analysis is a complex semi-empirical system and it is required to have a lot of experience to apply this knowledge. For this reason this deliverable will attempt to establish and consolidate the first bases of knowledge in fire analysis.
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Title: Deliverable 10.4-1-40 Guidelines for exchanges between fire managers /
Language: English
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Title: Deliverable D9.1-4-1000 Guidelines for prescribed burning for the specific vegetation types assessed within the FIRE PARADOX community /
Language: English
Description: In this paper guidelines for prescribed burning inside pine stands are provided for Southern Africa. Where applicable, these guidelines have been extended to Mediterranean countries in Europe, where pine stands are growing under near-similar conditions, in related natural vegetation bases. It was determined that - where pine trees were established in dynamic grasslands - fire can be applied without damage to the trees when the trees are still relatively young, but that is not the case when pine trees are growing inside a shrubland vegetation base. In the case of the latter existence of a significant percentage of the base vegetation present, may force postponement of the earliest burning date to a stage when tree crown canopies have suppressed most of this vegetation. Subsequently the degree of crown canopy closure was found to be the major influencing factor in determining the degree of difficulty of prescribed burning inside pine stands: The closer the tree crown canopy, the easier it will be to apply fire with an acceptable degree of safety. Adversely, it was determined that the more dominant natural vegetation (particularly shrubland) was present inside pine stands, the more difficult it will be to apply prescribed burning inside stands without damage to the trees, and that tree mortality could be possible (de Ronde et al. 1990; de Ronde et al. 2004b). Photoseries, forest floor classifications and fuel classifications have been identified as useful fuel-assessment tools for the application of prescribed fire with confidence and - where these do not exist at a regional scale - the development of such fire management tools is strongly recommended (de Ronde, 2008a). The relative role of cambium damage and tree crown scorch have also been presented in this paper, by species, vegetation base, tree age and tree growth rate (tree size). Recommendations have also been provided how to restrict fire damage to trees under various burning conditions and tree stand characteristics. These recommendations were also extended to certain regions within some Mediterranean countries (de Ronde, 1988; de Ronde et al., 1990).
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