EuroFire – International Fire Management Competency Standards and Training Materials
Language versions for the use in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Iran have been added in 2016. The Brazilian (Portuguese) version will be complemented soon. Language versions in Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese were added in 2018 (please select below).
Welcome to EuroFire
EuroFire A 2-years project from October 2006 to December 2008 funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme. The project brought together partners with international expertise and experience in wildfire and prescribed fire research, management, and training to develop, evaluate, produce and distribute new European-wide, multi-lingual online training resources.
The EuroFire project researched and reviewed competency-based wildfire and prescribed fire training systems, including best practice examples from Europe and around the world. This research informed the production of competency-based basic training resources, for use in European countries.
The EuroFire training resources have been specifically developed to support firefighting personnel, the land-based sector, sectoral organizations and education, and training institutions.
The EuroFire outputs include competency standards, training modules, illustrations and general guidance on a competency-based training system. Training resources that can be used by industry practitioners to update their knowledge, learn new skills or increase their understanding of basic wildfire and prescribed fire management techniques.
By June 2019 the EuroFire materials have been translated for the use in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil (Portuguese), Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Latin America (Spanish), Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Nepal, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic an overview is provided on the state of knowledge and discussion about how to live with the virus in the context of field activities in fire management and the potential threats to fire managers and society.