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Many mistake during this summer's forest fires
"Many mistake during this summer's forest fires"

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

"Previous efforts had been limited by the researched scope, and several efforts were terminated early, shows an investigation."

"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."

"Systematic coverage"

"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."

"the Investigation has compared the successful with the less successful släckningsarbeten. In the places where there was a functioning system management and preparedness was the rescue much faster than where it was lacking, " says Björklund when he presents the inquiry."

" Has it system management, it is about minutes, you don't have it, it is about the days."

"A local emergency services can't handle a large forest fire, but knowing how to call for and receive help from others."

"In, for example, the severely affected Ljusdal lacked the ability, although the emergency services which should have all honor to his efforts," says Björklund."

"– this little rescue didn't have a chance. This dropped to several days."

"Even ahead of the coming summer, several measures are taken, consider Björklund. Small municipalities can connect to the control centers, practice on fire and learn to read of brandriskprognoser."

"Absolutely critical, according to Björklund, is that small municipalities connect to control centers with constant readiness and ability to scale up the efforts."

"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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