Forest fire management

FAO has long had a focus on wildfire management and been one of the international organizations facilitating the development of a comprehensive approach of integrated fire management through applying the 5Rs; Review and Analysis, Risk Reduction, Readiness, Response to fires and Recovery. FAO has worked alongside and partnered with UNISDR, WMO, WHO and others including through the Regional Forest Commissions across the world.  FAO also supports countries to manage forest fires through the establishment of fire management networks at the global and regional levels to support exchanges and cooperation on forest fire. FAO coordinated the development of the Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines aimed at helping countries develop an integrated approach to fire management, from research and analysis, risk reduction to response (to fires) and restoration.

Featured publications

Community-based fire management. A review      Fire management voluntary guidelines
Principles and strategic actions 
Fire management global assessment 2006     Forest fire control, 1953



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