Forest fire in Sweden 2014: field report

Author(s): Caballero, D.; Cruz, M.; Viegas, D. X.
Number of pages: 12 p.

This document is a brief report of the activities that were carried out during an EU Expert Exchange project carried out in Ramnäs from 21 to 23rd April 2015 when three experts from Portugal and Spain were invited to analyse the large forest fire that occurred in the region of Västmanland in 2014.

The objectives of the project were the following:

Contact with ongoing research on forest fire risk in Sweden
Visit the area of the large fire to learn about its development and about the factors that affected it.
Contact with local fire managers to better understand their methodologies and procedures.
Exchange information, knowledge and experience on fire management aspects and to seek for opportunities for future collaboration.