Traning on Forest Fire Sabaudia 22-26 October 2011 “Presentation of the Training on Forest Fires Causes and Investigation” Mauro CAPONE Head of Division 3^ Of the Italian State Forest Service CORPO FORESTALE DELLO STATO Divisione 3^ - N.I.A.B. - Nucleo Investigativo Antincendi Boschivi
…. the background From 25 to 28 October 2011, the FAO has organized in Rabat, Morocco, a seminar on cooperation between AIB European countries and the MENA countries (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey): it has been invited to participate our Forest Officer Ms. Lorenza Colletti. On this occasion the FAO, in cooperation with the European Commission, has expressed a strong interest in the organization in 2012 in Italy of an international training course on the causes of forest fires, focusing especially on the methods of investigation used by the Forestry Corps where the NIAB task-force is a pioneer.
Objectives of the training: • To start the implementation of the agenda 2012/2013, establishing a clear and realistic method for working with the countries to improve the capacity of new EFFIS members – Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia- and other interested European EFFIS members (Sweden, Romania, Ireland, Turkey...) in understanding and investigating on the causes of fires ; • 2. To adapt national sheets for reporting on Forest Fires causes using the new EFFIS classification adopted by the European Commission Expert Group on Forest Fires.
Programme The objective of the course is to present best practices and scientific methods developed by the Italian State Forest Servicein the identification of the causes and authors of forest fires. Presented also the studies and research developed over the past ten years by CFS in full collaboration with Universities and research centers on the knowledge of forest fires in the perspective of the analysis of the criminal phenomenon. FAO/Silva Mediterranea and the Italian State Forest Service work in conjunction with EFFIS on the organization and implementation of this five - days training on the “Causes and Investigation Post Fires” This agenda is has been finalised by the Corpo Forestale dello Stato to include the several sessions focused on Post Fires Investigation Methods
Training On Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation Monday 22 October 2012 9:30 - 10h30: Presentation of the regional context and reasons for the Training on Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation, Sabaudia (Work Plan 2012-2013 of the WG1 of Silva Mediterranea) Session I Four Mediterranean examples of Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation 11h30 - 12h30: Forest Fires Causes and Investigation – the experience of Spain (Ms. Ines MORENO RUIZ - Spain) 14h00 - 15h00: Forest Fires Causes and Investigation – the experience of France (Mr. Yvon DUCHE – ONF - France) 15h00 - 16h00: Forest Fires Causes and Investigation – the experience of Morocco ) 16h30 – 17h30: Forest Fires Causes and Investigation – the experience of Italy (Mr. Marco DI FONZO from CFS - N.I.A.B. - Investigation Task Force against Forest Fires)
Training On Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation Tuesday 23 October 2012 Session II A New European Union Fires Causes Classification 9h00 - 10h30: Presentation of the European Causes Classification Scheme on Fires by EFFIS expert (Mr. Andrea CAMIA from JRC – Joint Research Centre of the European Commission) 11h00 - 12h30: The use of this Classification Scheme on Fires Causes at national level (Mr. Andrea CAMIA from JRC and Mr. Yvon DUCHE – ONF - France)
Training On Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation Tuesday 23 October 2012 Session III Training on Post Fires Investigation (DAY 1) 14h00 - 16h00: The method of physical evidence (Ms. Raffaella LOVREGLIO from the University of Basilicata) 16h00 - 16h30: Break 16h30 – 17h30: The operating collection of evidences (Mr. Antonio VALVANO from CFS -N.I.A.B).
Training On Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation Wednesday 24 October 2012 Session III Training on Post Fires Investigation (DAY 2) 9h00 - 11h30: Analysis to identify chemical weapons on forest areas affected by fire (Mr. Rocco RELLA and Mr. Alberto STURARO from CNR - the National Research Council of Italy 11h30 - 12h30: DNA testing on devices founded in forest areas affected by fire (Ms. Olga RICKARD from Tor Vergata University – Rome) 14h00 - 15h00: The information system to support Post Fire Investigations (Mr. Gianni TOZZI, CFS) 15h00- 16h30: Investigative techniques for investigation post- fire (Mr. Amato PATRONE from CFS - N.I.A.B.) 16h30 - 17h30: The Italian system to fight forest fires. The Unified Operating Aircraft Centre (Mr. Gianfranco TRINCA from the Italian Military Air Force)
Training On Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation Thursday 25 October 2012 Session III Training on Post Fires Investigation (DAY 3) 9h00 - 11h00: Presentation of investigations case studies in different Italian geographical areas (Mr. Filippo MICILLO and Mr. Angelo MARCIANO from CFS) 11h00- 12h30: The geographical profile of the arsonist in Italy. The investigative Software WICAP (Mr. Angelo ZAPPALÀ from CFS - N.I.A.B.) 14h00 -17h30: Training on Post Fires Investigation in wooded area Tutorial. Putting into practice the method of N.I.A.B. (to be confirmed by CFS) - (in case of rain analysis indoor of prepared “case studies“)
Training On Forest Fires’ Causes and Investigation Friday 26 October 2012 Session III Training on Post Fires Investigation (DAY 4) 9h00 - 11h00: Considerations on the exercise held on the previous day with N.I.A.B. Debriefing (Mr. Luca PAGANELLI) Session IV The Innovative projects of CFS Conclusions of the Training and further steps 11h30 - 12h00: Forest Fire Area Simulator (Ms. Elisabetta MORGANTE from CFS) 12h00 - 12h30:The method of Geometric evidence (Mr. Francesco GIANNINO from the University Federico II of Naples) 12:30 – 13:00 Conclusions of the Training and further steps (Mr. Christophe BESACIER from FAO)