Open Call 2

Mismatch between established procedures and capabilities enabled by innovative solutions

Capability Gap Lack of adoption of innovative tools in firefighting Mismatch between established procedures and capabilities enabled by innovative solutions (ex: use of UAVs). Innovative technological solutions (e.g. social Media analysis from the residents within the affected area) are not easily adopted by professionals used to implement traditional procedures. Bureaucratic and financial issues delay the …

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Inadequate fire-fighting knowledge and shortage of fire-suppression resources and operational means for operating in Wildland Urban Interface areas

Capability Gap Inadequate fire-fighting knowledge and shortage of fire-suppression resources and operational means for operating in Wildland Urban Interface areas​ There is no adequate knowledge concerning wildfire management in WUI areas, a non-homogeneous environment with numerous particularities ((including human presence spatial and temporal patterns). Missing geographic information about people and buildings in danger during a wildland fire. Challenges in training of first responders in …

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Lack of evidence-based Knowledge (including risk assessment and cascading effects) on fire behavior in Wildland Urban Interface areas

Capability Gap Lack of evidence-based Knowledge (including risk assessment and cascading effects) on fire behavior in Wildland Urban Interface areas ​ Difficulty to accurately anticipate the fire development and the cascading effects in WUI areas. Heterogeneity of the conditions inside WUI areas, notably concerning fuel categories (buildings, gardens and natural vegetation) and spatial distribution patterns. Scattered presence of individuals …

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Lack of a standardized and interdisciplinary methodology for developing Wildland Urban Interface prevention plans

Capability Gap [4.CGF.2] Lack of a Standardized and Interdisciplinary Methodology for Developing Wildland Urban Interface Prevention Plans Background Stakeholders (First Responders, local authorities, and homeowners/residents) elaborate prevention plans individually, often following different methodologies Workshop Findings First Responders, local and regional authorities, homeowners, residents developed prevention plans individually (if they develop any), without consultation and guidance from …

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