Golden Firefighter 2013
Participants at the first technical seminar discussed the issue of safety in extinguishing
forest fires, with speakers focusing primarily on the need for data
collection on everyday incidents or accidents for analysis and
documentation, so that repeated problems might be avoided.
the point of view of both public administrations and private entities,
the common objective is to prevent incidents or accidents that generate
multiple and unwanted damage.
Ricardo Velez, President of Honor of
The Golden Firefighter Award opened the day, followed by Juan Barroso
of Agroforestry Europe, who explained the methodology used in the
reconstruction of fire behavior in the case of the 2005 Saelices La Riba
fire (Guadalajara). Jorge Rodriguez of Magrama, described progress in
data collection to inform future decision making in reducing the number
of accidents, a task that, to date, has not been carried out with
Fernando Chico, who has worked for both
public and private sectors, gave a presentation on experiences gained in
accidents occurring during forest fires over the last hundred years,
indicating possible solutions for future challenges. The particular
perspective and specific issues associated with airborne measures was
explained by Fernando Salvador, advisor to the association of helicopter
companies, who spoke of the large number of potentially dangerous
situations faced by aircraft during a forest fires, and their possible
solutions. Finally, Marta Lestau, Director of the State Agency for
Aviation Safety, described advances taking place in regulation and
legislation, with the support of business and other public
administrations, so that potential risk situations might be
significantly reduced through collaborative effort.
Two hours of
animated discussion and exchange followed the presentations, with
participants sharing ideas on preventing accidents during fire fighting,
with particular focus on preventing the loss of human life.
EFIMED is one of the sponsors of The Golden Firefighter Awards.
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