for Forest Fires -
2 Evangelistrias str, 105 63 Athens, Greece
213 1510 102-3, +30 213 1510 911
+30 213 15 10 935
ECFF is accommodated and run at the headquarters of the General
Secretariat for Civil Protection in Athens. The Center is
administrated by two committees: the Administration Committee and
the Scientific Committee. Both the Administration and Scientific
Committees are appointed by the Government of the Hellenic Republic
on the basis of proposals put forward by the Council of Europe. ECFF
is supported at FIACTU/NTUA and collaborates, in agreement with the
Council of Europe, with Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC).
GFMC is an institution of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry,
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, located in the
campus of Freiburg University, Germany.
Prof. Milt Statheropoulos, e-mail:
staff of the Center:
www.fiactu.ntua.gr, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council of Europe:
Centre focuses on chemical and civil protection issues; forest fire
smoke health impacts on the firefighters and the exposed population,
risk analysis and safety issues, personal protective equipment (PPE)
and field chemical analysis with mobile instruments as a tool for
early detection and identification of a hazardous environment. In
addition, the Center processes research projects and case studies
for transferring knowledge and know-how from research groups to
Other objectives include evaluation of new technologies, means and
methods used for applications in forest fire early detection systems
and fire frightening suppression tactics.
Short and long term
effects of forest fires smoke on fire-fighters and population,
chemical and toxicological issues.
Methods and technologies
for monitoring air quality during forest fires.
Statheropoulos M. and Goldammer J.G., Vegetation Fire Smoke: Nature,
Impacts and Policies to reduce negative consequences on humans and
the environment European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA),
4th International Wildland Fire Conference, Sevilla, Spain, 13-17
Planning and Policies for Forest Fires"
(Athens, October 2004). The main aim of the workshop was to
identify the causes of the devastating large-scale forest fires
of summer 2003 in Europe (FFNet No 2).
quality monitoring in the field and personal protective
equipment in big forest fire incidents: a state of the art and
December 2005). The workshop was meant to be a sampler of
cutting-edge technologies for air-quality monitoring in
emergency situations (FFNet
Rights in Disasters: Search and Rescue Operations in Disasters
especially for vulnerable people”
(Athens, November 2009).
The aim of the workshop was to
develop a network of people and organizations which will
encourage and reinforce research and development of procedures
capable of supporting vulnerable groups in case of a natural
disaster. This was a joint effort with the Council of Europe and
the National Technical University of Athens, in the framework of
the FP7 project “ SGL for USaR-Second Generation Locator for
Urban Search and Rescue Operations”(http://www.sgleu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11%3Ahuman-rights-in-disasters-workshop&Itemid=7)
Forest Fire Net (FFNet)
FFNet No 1
inauguration meeting in Athens: Structure and objectives.
FFNet No 2
Planning and Policies for Forest Fires: Lessons learned from forest
fires of Summer 2003 in Europe.
FFNet No 3 (2005):
the proceedings of the Teleconference “Short and long term health
impacts of forest fire smoke on the firefighters and the exposed
FFNet No 4 (2006):
Special Issue with the proceedings of the workshop “Air quality
monitoring in the field and personal protective equipment in big forest
fire incidents: a state of the art and beyond”.
FFNet No 5 (2007):
fires in Greece during summer 2007: The data file of a case study.
FFNet No 6 (2009):
Special Issue with the proceedings of the Workshop “Human rights in
Disasters: Search and Rescue Operations in Disasters especially for
FFnet No 7
Issue with the proceedings of the Teleconference “Recent Developments
and Needs for Wildfire Fighting on the Ground: Tactics and
All volumes can be free downloaded from:
"Short and Long Term Effects of Forest Fire Smoke on Fire-Fighters
and Population" (Athens,
May 2005). Video-conference co-organized by ECFF and NTUA.
The aim of the event was to bring together scientists and
operational people in order to define key aspects and to
propose further actions needed for copying with forest fire
smoke health impacts.
developments and needs for ground methods and tools for
forest fire suppression”
(Athens, June 2010). Video-conference co-organized by ECFF,
NTUA and GFMC. Main topics of the video-conference agenda
were tactics and training in ground forest fire suppression,
technologies and ground means used.
presentations can be free downloaded from:
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