The Fire analysis Remote Assessment examples, organised by D.R.E.AM., took place on the 24th September with the main objectives of explaining how the guidelines will be redacted and defining some examples of past remote assessment cases and discussing the potentialities of this new tool. The session started with an overview of the project by Núria Prat (PCF). The fire remote assessement analysis examples were presented by four and was moderated by Mr. Marc Castellnou (California 2021 and Bolivia 2019 wildfire seasons), Ms. Mercedes Bachfisher (Wildfire season Patagonia 2021) and Mr. Juan Camaño (Pau Costa Foundation). These sessions were moderated by Giacomo Sbaragli and Luca Tonarelli (D.R.E.AM.).
Remote Assessment Aim
- To give efficient and easy-to-use specific support with scenario analysis
- To increase the capacity and the speed of analysis
- To avoid unnecessary kind of information and “info-toxicity”
- Simple information for complex situations
- Product made by operational staff for operational staff
- To increase better and wider cooperation
- To help collecting better new lessons-learned (post-fire reports about fire behaviour?)
- To consolidate good practices which have been useful
- Only when requested
- To do not overstep established roles -> MUTUAL TRUST
Questions to think about…
- Responsibility and liability in remote assessment.
- The potential for implementing remote analysis.
- Sharing of firefighting means vs promoting transnational cooperation for the analysis and prediction of fire behaviour.
- The importance of thinking and knowledge vs investing on more means, tools, and technology. The surge in new technologies, like drones and robotics, vs the training of people.
- The difference between informing about a fire vs performing remote assessment, this is the difference between giving support vs explaining how a fire could start.
- Analysing during the fire vs analysing after it.
- Focusing on showing what those who are acting cannot see versus putting operatives on the spot by putting more pressure on them.
- Landscape management observations vs fire analysis remote assessment.
In total, 152 professionals from 16 European and South American countries (Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Spain, UK) were interested in participating in the webinar by registering for it. In general, registered participants can be defined by their professional profiles as representatives of: Fire and Rescue Servies, Civil Protection, Fire and Land management agencies, Military Units, Ministers, Municipalities, NGOs, Provate Companies, Research, Training centers and individual consultants.