The study contributes to the development of the perception of what kind of fire management approach can be developed by considering the socio-economic structures of the people living in forest fire regions around the world.
Collecting information from local people about both the region and their firefighting experiences by creating applications based on information technologies will facilitate the operation of the system. Therefore, it is important to focus on these issues in future studies.
It is stated in the study that instead of a top-down and extinguishing-based management approach, a bottom-up and prevention-based management approach should be implemented, based on increasing the income of the people of the region.
As a result of the study, it has been revealed that in some regions there is a traditional knowledge of fire from the past and its importance for the advantages it provides, while in some other regions it has been revealed that the risk of fire has risen due to the increase in the intersection of wildlife and urbanized areas.
It is seen in the study that accepting that each region has its own characteristics, regional policies should be adopted instead of central policies and a more efficient management approach should be provided from the bottom up.
It seems that there is a research gap in determining the economic activities that will help the local people, including forest owners, to reduce forest fires or their effects.
Kete, S., 2023. Local community participation and volunteerism in wildfire area management: A systematic review. Turkish Journal of Forestry, 24(3): 251-261. DOI: 10.18182/tjf.1278432