Forest fire management has been highly recommended as a mitigation approach to preventing long-term socioeconomic and environmental impacts on human societies, particularly in Asia. The effective management of forest fires at the national and regional level can support countries in meeting their international obligations, directly reduce carbon emissions, protect the livelihoods of communities affected and minimize damage to the environment and human lives.
The forest fire monitoring and management system in the Republic of Korea is well established and the sharing of experiences and technologies can benefit other countries in the region. Since 2014, AFoCO has been organizing training courses and study tours to enhance knowledge and build capacity in the prediction, prevention, and suppression of forest fires.
Our training program is carefully designed to meet the needs of either policy-makers or technical level officials. A typical training covers topics on fire behavior and impacts, community-based fire management (CBFiM), wildland fire information systems, fire and haze monitoring, peatland fire behavior, ground suppression techniques, and fire management policies.