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Many shortcomings in the fight against forest fires
"Many shortcomings in the fight against forest fires"

"There were many mistakes in the control of the major summer forest fires in Sweden."

"the Deficiencies in the work are now reported by the particular skogsbrandutredningen who on Wednesday submitted to the government."

"the Investigator, Jan-Åke Björklund, pointed out that many operators reacted too slowly or carefully in the beginning. Previous search efforts had to be able to restrict the researched scope."

"in Addition ended some efforts early, with the result that the fires took off again."

"He believes that it was so severe shortcomings in the risk assessment to the initial stage was"

"He points out many other flaws: the help from the volunteers were ill-prepared, education and training in the släckningsarbete was neglected, helicopters must be put into the past."

"Björklund leaves in the investigation of a series of proposals on measures to improve the work. Among other things, should skogsbrandriskerna systematically monitored in the emergency services. Training and exercises must be given more space, and already at a very early stage of a fire must rescue act decisively."

"In July, suffered, inter alia, Gävleborg, Dalarna and Jämtland counties of the extensive and svårsläckta forest fires. Several villages had to be evacuated for safety reasons. In sweden, the using of international resources in the form of brandflyg, helicopters and ground personnel from several countries."

"Total there were, according to the Forestry commission 300 forest fires that were larger than 0.5 hectare. 21 000 hectares of forest were affected (of which 85 per cent of Dalarna, Gävleborg and Jämtland county)."

"The Swedish forest agency estimated last summer that the forest hosted over 900 million destroyed."

"The four biggest fires according to The Swedish forest agency:"

"Kårböle in Hälsingland, sweden, approximately 9 000 hectares (of which 8 400 hectares of forest land)."

"Lillåsen-Lake in Härjedalen. 3 900 hectares (3 500)."

"Time in the Valleys: 3 500 hectares (2 500)"

"Big-Brättan in Härjedalen, sweden: 950 hectares (850)."

"Footnote: 1 hectare is 10 000 square metres, or 100x100 metres, a little bigger than a large football field."

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