2 Webinars on Wildfire by EUROPARC Atlantic Isles
The Moors for the Future Partnership is coordinating two wildfire webinars to showcase international research and collaborative working to tackle their devastating effects. The webinars are hosted by Europarc Atlantic Isles.
1) Rising from the ashes – wildfire conversation, research and prevention in the UK and beyond
- Thursday 26th April – 12-1 pm BST (British summer time)
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Two months after the Moors for the Future Partnership started, a huge fire swept across Bleaklow moor, sending plumes of thick smoke across Greater Manchester, forcing Manchester airport to close. The fire burnt seven hectares of moorland -equivalent of 14 football or hockey pitches -killing everything in its path from vegetation to livestock. This fire epitomised the task ahead and Bleaklow became the focus of the initial restoration works. Since then, the Partnership has undertaken conservation and science work on a wide range of moorland sites across the Peak District and South Pennines that stretch from Leek in Staffordshire to the River Aire in Yorkshire. An introduction by a member of the Moors for the Future Partnership team will be followed by two other speakers on the wildfire subject.
2) Adding fuel to the fire: the pivotal role of Fire Operations Groups (FOGs) in wildfire fighting
- Friday 4th May – 12-1 pm BST (British summer time)
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This second webinar in the wildfire series will showcase the power and importance of partnership work in attending wildfires, and dealing with their aftermaths. Robert Stacey from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Secretary of the Northumberland Fire Group, will talk about improving understanding of wildfires internationally. Robert’s presentation will be followed by two other speakers on the wildfire subject.