In the current “Forest Fire Executive Summary” post, we present the Training Framework for the FFP project. L4Y Learning For Youth GmbH is the German coordinator. The BOSEV (Turkey), KMOP (Greece), SPEL (Portugal), OVAR-Forma (Portugal), Cesie (Italy), Growth-Coop (Spain), and Citizens in Power (Cyprus) are partners of the project.
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Executive Summary of Forest Fire Training Framework
The significant impacts of the Forest Fire Protection Project (2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000028430) are the preservation of the environment and the social inclusion of rural communities by promoting their readiness and resilience against forest fires. For this purpose, partners will develop a training module on “Fire prevention and self-protection against forest fire”. Also, partners will offer the training to adult rural communities face-to-face and virtually (through an online platform).
The partnership developed the Result 1 (R1) – FFP Training Framework over nine months and comprised of the following activities: the creation of an external group of experts, benchmarking on the good practices of training the rural populations on forest fire prevention and self-protection when facing forest fires; interviews with people in rural areas; interviews with professionals on civil protection and forest fire; definition of the preliminary module structure; round table with an external group of experts to discuss the module structure; and Report: ForestFireProtection training framework.
The methodology used by the partners was:
– Firstly, we invited a potential group of experts on civil protection, regional authorities and education to give feedback in a later phase of the project;
– secondly, they did benchmark research on good practices worldwide and covered different Erasmus+ projects;
– thirdly, they conduct 196 interviews with people from rural areas and professionals on civil protection and forest fire;
– fourthly, they conclude the previous activities that allowed them to build off a preliminary module structure;
– finally, the group of experts provided feedback on the module structure, and partners made changes accordingly to create a final version of the module structure.
In conclusion, the activities developed and data collected during Result 1 (R1) – FFP Training Framework enabled the partnership to build the structure of the training module “Fire prevention and self-protection against forest fire.”
to forest fire
1.1 Definition of forest fire
1.2 Impact on the environment
1.3 Causes of ignition
1.3.1 Fire Triangle
1.3.2 Natural activity
1.3.3 Human activity
1.4 Fire classification
1.5 Managing forests and forest fires
|• Understand the concept of a forest fire;
• Recognise the impact of forest fire on the environment;
• Recognise the presence of fire hazards and familiar ignition sources;
• Identify the types of fire and how they are spread.
|2. Forest fire
|2.1 Staying Informed
2.2 Valuing forests
2.3 Preventive measures
2.3.2 When in forests
2.4 Fire safety zone
|• Understand the
importance of being aware of
the local law regarding for-
• Understand the ecological level of natural areas
and the environmental
importance of forests;
• Be aware of preventive
forest fire measures;
• Identify different types of
fire prevention equipment
and know when to use
• Identify the main steps to
create a fire safety zone
|3. Self-protection against
|3.1 Escape Plan
3.2 Responding to a forest
fire – what to do when:
3.2.1 It approaches the
area of residence
3.2.2 Confined at home
3.3 Emergency kit
|• Identify the main steps to
create an escape plan and
how to proceed during an
• Understand general procedures on how to respond
to a forest fire in different
situations and locations;
• Understand the
importance of the items that
are part of an emergency
Forest Fire Executive Summary: Conclusion
This report presents an overview of the activities developed by the Forest Fire Protection project partnership during Result 1 – FFP Training Framework.
Also, the implementation of the different activities described in this report laid the foundations for creating a training module and training materials aimed at providing knowledge about forest fire prevention and self-protection against forest fires.
The recommendations and opinions of the experts involved during the project were considered to create a final training structure that met the quality and expectations of the project’s beneficiaries. Furthermore, by involving experts and other relevant stakeholders, the partnership has learnt valuable lessons about:
- The lack of training and initiatives to raise awareness on forest fire prevention and self-protection, especially in rural areas;
- the constraints faced by the forest fire experts regarding the lack of knowledge about the local laws and forest fire prevention procedures in the population in general, as well as the lack of information communicated in rural areas;
- the willingness of both the younger and older generations to learn about forest fire prevention and how they can self-protect against forest fires to preserve the environment, save lives, and ease the role of the forest fire experts; and
- the most fundamental topics that should be addressed in the training module will be developed later in the project.
Considering the data collected during the activities and the validation and involvement of experts, the partnership is convinced that the training module that will be developed will support the transfer of knowledge and skills to the rural populations to increase their safety, thereby matching the objectives of the project.
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