AIB round table: on Sunday 9 October at REAS the point on forest fire fighting
Fires continue to rage throughout Italy, thanks to the high temperatures and the lack of rain: from last January to today, 227.46 square kilometers of woods and forests have gone up in smoke in our country due to 201 large fires . It is as if the fire had destroyed an area equal to the city of Forlì or the island of Elba. This is what emerges from the latest data from EFFIS, the European information system on forest fires of the EU Commission. The first assessment of the activities of this disastrous new season in the fight against fires will be drawn up in the context of REAS 2022, the twenty-first edition of the International Emergency Exhibition, which will take place from 7 to 9 October at the Centro Fiera Montichiari (Brescia ).
In fact, as usual, the fair will host the AIB Round Table entitled “The summer twinning of the AIB 2022 Campaign” scheduled for Sunday 9 October, starting at 9.45 am. The appointment, coordinated by Franco Pasargiklian, director of the Italian Civil Protection magazine, will compare the main players in the national AIB system: Department of Civil Protection, National Fire Brigade Command, Regions, AIB Volunteer. The summer of 2022, in fact, sees the persistence of drought and lack of rainfall which can only aggravate an already critical situation. The Round Table will be an opportunity to draw up an initial assessment of the “AIB summer twinning”, decided by the Department of Civil Protection and the Regions to intensify operational collaboration in the management of forest fires.