Safety enhancement in extreme wildfire events

Fantina Tedim, Vittorio Leone, Sarah McCaffrey, Tara K. McGee, Michael Coughlan, Fernando J.M. Correia, Catarina G. Magalhães

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    Abstract

    Strategies for coping with normal wildfires are everywhere inadequate in the case of intense, fast-moving ones and much more in the face of extreme wildfire events (EWEs). After a detailed analysis of wildfires fatalities, the chapter proposes a new adaptive approach to cope with wildfires and possible actions to be undertaken before, during, and after a fire. The new approach is labeled BESAFE and synthesizes a holistic perspective in the actions to be undertaken by civilians and fire agencies in a collaborative way that can be easily adapted to the social and geographic context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExtreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
    Subtitle of host publicationRoot Causes and New Management Strategies
    PublisherElsevier
    Chapter5
    Pages91-115
    Number of pages25
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128157213
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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