Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center

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REEFMC is serving as a platform to facilitate exchange of knowledge, experience and practice between main actors and stakeholders that act in the area of management of landscape fires and their consequences. Recently draft Law “On strengthening responsibility for igniting wilfires” were developed within cooperation with Council of Europe, GFMC, Society of Foresters of Ukraine and approved by Parliament Committee on Environmental Policy and Bioresources Use. On political level REEFMC cooperates with main agencies responsible for development and implementation of policy for prevention and suppression of landscape fires in Ukraine, including State Emergency Service of Ukraine, State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine, Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine, Ministry of Education and Science and others.

 

13 December 2019
Meeting of the Committee on Environmental Policy and Environmental Management of the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) at Boyarka Forest Research Station, with a visit of the members of the Parliament at an exposition of the Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC). During the meeting the draft Law of Ukraine on Improvement of Fire Management in the Cultural and Natural Landscapes, developed with the support of the Council of Europe (EUR-OPA) and the GFMC, and the plans to establish a Fire Research and Training Center in Boyarka Station was presented to parliament members. It was agreed that the Law need to be presented for Parliament for implementation and to prepare a meeting of the Committee devoted to address landscape fires with representatives of REEFMC.

·          https://nubip.edu.ua/node/68759

·          https://nubip.edu.ua/node/68806

·          Follow-up by the Decree of the President of Ukraine № 948/2019 “On urgent measures to prevent fire hazards in Ukraine”, addressing agricultural burnings (PDF, 0.7 MB)

Members of the Committee on Environmental Policy and Environmental Management of the Parliament of Ukraine and leadership and staff of the National University of at Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine at Boyarka Forest Research Station, with a visit of the members of the Parliament at an exposition of REEFMC, presented by Sergiy Zibtsev and Vasyl Gumeniuk.

25 March 2019
The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Rector of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP), Prof. Dr. Stanislav Nikolaenko familiarized themselves with the work of the Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC). The head of the state met with the REEFMC head, Prof. Dr. Sergiy Zibtsev, staff of teachers and students of the university, and visited the exposition of the REEFMC and was informed about the roles of the Council of Europe through its Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) and the GFMC as sponsors main directions of the center’s activities in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (ChEZ), the social and ecological consequences of fires in the ChEZ, the operations of joint forces and the problem of agricultural burnings in Ukraine; Kyiv, NUBiP, Ukraine.

·          http://nubip.edu.ua/en/reefmc

·          https://nubip.edu.ua/node/58611 (mirrored in the GFMC archive, PDF, Ukrainian)
https://nubip.edu.ua/node/58730 (mirrored in the GFMC archive, PDF, English)

President of Ukraine (right), Rector of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (middle) and the head of REEFMC (left) meeting at REEFMC. Photo: NUBiP

 

In the area of fire research important REEFMC actively cooperates with Ukrainian Research Institute of Agricultural Radiology (UIAR), Ukrainian Research Institute of Civil Protection, Ukrainian Research Institute of Forestry and Forest Melioration (URIFFM), Southern Branch of URIFFM, Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, National University of Civil Protection, Lviv State University of Safety of Life and others.

 

 

Knowledge and practical skill obtained within international cooperation and research implement by REEFMC during top-table exercises and field trainings with fire fighters. During last years a number of trainings were organized:
in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone with State Enterprise “Pivnichna Puscha” and State Fire-Rescue Brigade 11 of the Exclusion Zone; 

Ivankiv Forestry and Polisske Forestry of Kyiv Oblast; 
Oster Military Forestry of Chernihiv Oblast; 
Ghytomyr Oblast Forest and Game Management Administration; 
Rivne Natural Reserve, Sarny city and others. 

 

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