A new era. The last decades, Wildfires or Wildland Fires have changed dramatically. It is no longer a matter of if but rather, a matter of when a mega-fire will hit next with the consequences been witnessed to countries all around the world; Australia, Spain, USA, Russia, Amazon, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus etc. Climate change affects wildfires both directly and indirectly – and this is only the start!
Start with the WHY
The impact of this new type of fires extends much more widely than what we have perceived. We are now witnessing a significant loss of life, both humans and animals, in addition to the impact towards the environment, the society and the economy.
The dangers towards the first responders has increased significantly. First responders can no longer instigate their set of actions based only upon their experience or outdated suppression strategies.
A deeper understanding of the fires and their behaviour will assist first responders significantly to carry out their duties with safety and efficiency. Resources utilisation must be based upon a robust, real time assessment of the situation.
Tell me more
The Wildfires Firefighting Training eCourse is an online course which can be undertaken by anyone at their own convenience, from the comfort of their homes or at work. In contrast with the traditional eLearning courses, the Wildfires Firefighting Training eCourse contains live sessions/webinars in which the learners have the opportunity to exchange ideas, ask questions and learn more!
Who can enrol
Members from the Emergency Services; i.e. Fire and Rescue Service, Forestry Department, Civil Defence etc. Volunteers will be permitted to enrol provided that they are under an approved volunteering group.