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Myanmar Fire Service Department

Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar. The Fire Services Department under Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement is responsible for fire precaution, fire prevention, extinction, training of fireman, relief and rescue work, educating the public for awareness of fire and disasters.

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EU Fire Maps predict High Risk of Wildfires in the Mediterranean region

The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) has reported that Mediterranean countries are at high risk of fire during this summer. EFFIS provides daily maps of risk of fires in Europe based on the weather and annual reports. According to estimates based on satellite data, the country that was hit harder by fires last year 2011 was Portugal, followed by Spain and Italy.

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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 13:42

Fiji National Fire Authority (NFA)

Established in 1994, the National Fire Authority assumed responsibilities to provide fire services for the entire nation of Fiji. Most of NFA's overall activities involve responding to incidents and suppressing fires. NFA responds to a variety of fire emergency incidents including: structure fires, vehicle related fires, other emergency activities including flood evacuation assistance and specialist response activities.

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CATHALAC: Analysis on fires in Central America

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) published a new study about fires in Central America. The analysis was carried out in the context of SERVIR - a Regional Visualization and Monitoring System created by NASA, USAID, CATHALAC and other partners.

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Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:21

NASA: A Look Back at a Decade of Fires

NASA's latest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Oct. 28 to extend key environmental data records established by an earlier generation of NASA satellites. To mark the launch, they are looking back at one of the scientific legacies NPP will build upon: the global fire data record. An instrument on NPP called the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) will extend this decades-long record into the future.

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Thu, 20/10/2011 - 11:33

Fires in Bolivia

Fires burned throughout Bolivia in early September 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on September 2, 2011.

Red outlines indicate areas where MODIS has detected high surface temperatures associated with actively burning fires. In many places, the smoke from these blazes is thick enough to completely hide the land surface below from the satellite sensor’s view. In general, the smoke plumes blow toward the west and northwest.

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Thu, 08/09/2011 - 13:54

Satellite Monitoring Data Should Be Widely Available

Participants of a meeting on 24 August 2011 on monitoring and control of natural and human-induced emergency situations in the 'Rossiyskaya gazeta' press centre demonstrated that satellite imagery data has been increasingly widely used for emergencies monitoring and response. One of the technologies of thermal anomalies monitoring is the detection using images in the infra-red band of the MODIS camera of Terra/Aqua satellites. Burning areas are analysed using detailed SPOT 4/5 images, and damage to the forest as a result of fire is evaluated.

 

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Wed, 31/08/2011 - 15:19

Environment monitor launched at UNISWA

An earth satellite station for monitoring the environment has been launched at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA), Luyengo campus. The African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) programme would help to provide useful information on the management of the environment in the African continent using Earth Observation Technologies.

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Thu, 14/07/2011 - 12:55

European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) established in 1998 an expert group to develop and implement advance methods for the evaluation of forest fire danger and mapping vulnerable areas in Europe. In 2000, the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) became operational.

The EFFI supports the  protection of forest against fires in the EU and neighbour countries. The main activities of EFFIS are accomplished thought the following modules*:

 

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Satellite imagery shows California forest fires

Satellite imagery from the recently launched UK-DMC2 satellite shows forest fires in the Los Padres National Forest east of Santa Maria at 11:10 local time on the 12th August.

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Mon, 17/08/2009 - 17:10

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