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Forest Fire Protection

Course name:  Forest Fire Protection

ECTS: 2

Language of instruction: Polish/English

Teaching methods/load: Lectures (18h / semester), 

Teacher responsible: Anna Szajewska, PhD

Prerequisites

Achieving learning outcomes in terms of: basic knowledge of the national law for rescue operations, fire protection, environmental protection, ways of fire protection and the ways and means of extinguishing fires, organizing and conducting extinguishing actions.

Description of learning outcomes

The primary didactic goal is to learn the concepts and understand ways of forest fire protection as well as the principles of organizing and carrying out extinguishing actions during forest fires.

Content:

  • Selected concepts related to forests: forests of the world, Europe and Poland, the definition of a forest, forest types, forest layered structure, forest units and subunits, forest age structure of forests, forest ownership structure and supervision of forest management.
  • Preventive warning as well as information and educational activities on preventing outburst and spread of forest fires.
  • Categories and forest fire danger levels: a method of assigning the category of forest fire risk and the method of determining the degree of forest fire danger.
  • Methods for fire protection of forests: the establishment of the crop in terms of forest fire protection, firebreaks in forests, forest fire detection (observation and patrols in the forests), fire ways in forest complexes, sources and the points of drawing water for fire in the forest complexes.
  • Firefighting forces to extinguish forest fires: hardware base for fighting forest fires, firefighting vehicles, flying extinguishing machines.
  • Documentation related to the fire protection of forests: procedures in case of forest fires and rescue action plans in forest areas.
  • Forest fires: types, reasons, orientation, fire spread and extinguishing.
  • The dispatching of rescue forces to forest fires
  • Variants, forms and methods of extinguishing the forest fires.
  • Modules of forest firefighting in the EU

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