MEFISTO Mediterranean forest fire fighting training standardisation

14 December 2018, Tuscany, Italy

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14 December 2018, Tuscany, Italy.

After 18 months of work, and just six months to finish, the MEFISTO project begins preparations for its final conference next December in Italy.

Specifically, the event will take place at the Tuscan Forest fire fighters training Center in La Pineta di Tocchi, very close to Siena, on December 14th, 2018, and will report on the main results obtained and actions promoted by this project.

The whole partnership of MEFISTO Project, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze – UNIFI, Italy); Escola Nacional de Bombeiros (ENB, Portugal); Castilla y León Wood & Forest Service Center (Cesefor, Spain); École D’Application de Sécurité Civile (ECASC, France) and Regione Toscana (Italy), encourage participation in the final Conference.

MEFISTO Project, coordinated by the University of Florence, aims to raise the preparedness level through an efficient and standardized training protocol developed by a representative network of Mediterranean stakeholders.

This project addresses new opportunities for interoperability between Mediterranean training centres, allowing international cooperation against disasters related to forest fires. MEFISTO also aims at establishing training programs with specific sessions on the organization, protocols and procedures applied in neighboring countries. Its general objective is to improve the effectiveness of cross-border firefighting and to allow an easy and safe transfer of human and material resources from one country to another.

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