Forest Fire Commission Meeting in September in Ticino/Lugano
The Forest Fire Commission will meet for three full days September 17 - 19, in Southern Switzerland. On the agenda is Election of Chair Person, Promoting the use of the EuroFire Competency Standards for training fire, Rescue Services in landscape fire management, Global cooperation issues in fire management, International collaboration in aerial forest fire fighting and a report on the EU-project: Fire-IN.
(Cover Photo: The Bugaboo forest fire in Florida. Photo Wikipedia)
I hereby invite you to participate on the CTIF forest-fires commission’s meeting in Lugano, Switzerland, from 17th to 19th September 2018.
The meeting will begin on September 17th at 9:00 in Sessa, and will end on September 19th.
The address of accommodation and meeting is:
Hotel “I Grappoli, CH-6997 Sessa”
The Price per night with breakfast is €85 and it has to be paid by arrival.
Furthermore, the Suisse Firefighting Association will set up shuttles if people arrive by plane at Milano Malpensa Airport or by rail (Lugano).
The Secretary of the CTIF Forest Fires Commission:
of the CTIF Forest Fires Commission
16th to 20th September in Ticino/Lugano (Southern Switzerland)
Sunday 16 September 2018
Arrivals (Milano Malpensa or Lugano Railway station SBB/FFS-you will be fetchet to and from the station/airport)
Accommodation in Hotel I Grappoli, Sessa
Monday 17 September 2018
09:00 Meeting Forest Fires Commission (Hotel I Grappoli, Sessa)
14:00 Forest fires in the densely inhabited pre-alpine hill area
Tuesday 18 September 2018
10:00 Transfer to North of Ticino: Forest fires in the Alps
12:00 Meeting with members of Government of Canton Ticino
15:00 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape (WSL):
Forest fires research in Switzerland
16:00 Project Forest for Climate and international collaboration in aerial forest fire fighting
20:00 Visit of Gold mines of Sessa
Wednesday 19 September 2018
09:00 Final meeting of the Forest Fires Commission ((Hotel I Grappoli, Sessa)
Transfer to Lugano
12:00 Visit at the Fire Brigade of Lugano, Training and equipment in forest fire fighting
16:00 Transfer to Airport
For the remaining participants: visit to the of city Lugano
Thursday 20 September 2018
Transfer to Airport
Costs of accommodation in hotel I Grappoli, Sessa:
85 €/night, including breakfast