Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli stated that they reduced the first response time to the forest fire from 40 minutes to 12 minutes thanks to the measures taken and the technological infrastructure, and said that the 2023 targets were to reduce this period to 10 minutes.
Minister Pakdemirli will explain the activities they will do within the scope of combating forest fires in 2020, and will introduce the tools and equipment to be used in fires at a press conference in Izmir tomorrow.
Expressing the subject, Minister Pakdemirli stated that they are working as a forest organization with their strength against fires and that 88 percent of forest fires are human-originated and therefore the most important task falls to the citizens.
Expressing that they carried out the fight against forest fires with 3 strategies: “prevention”, “extinguishing” and “rehabilitation”, Pakdemirli stated that they responded to the forest fires that were received or detected with the first response team deployed at 1.140 points as soon as possible.
Minister Pakdemirli stated that they reduced the first response time to the fire from 2003 minutes in 40 to 2019 minutes in 12 thanks to the trainings provided, infrastructure activities and systems equipped with technology, and that the goals of 2023 were to reduce this time to 10 minutes, necessary investments were made and measures were taken. attracted attention.
33 HELICOPTERS AGAINST FIRE, 2 AIRPLANES AND ONE UAV AIR SUPPORT
Stating that necessary measures were taken to respond to forest fires earlier and more effectively in 2020, Pakdemirli said:
“In this context, 1.072 plotters, 281 water tankers, 586 first response vehicles, 185 dozers, 473 other vehicle-work machines, and a total of 2.597 vehicles and 10.545 fire workers and 3.000 technical personnel in the ground crews, 5.000 personnel, including 18.545 forest conservation officers, will work.
In the air, besides 6 administrative helicopters, 27 fire fighting helicopters and 2 10-ton amphibious aircraft will serve. Approximately 8 thousand vehicles used in forest fire organization will be monitored instantly with vehicle tracking system and intervention to forest fires.
In addition, 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was hired to evaluate the images of fire and fire during the technological evaluation and to respond to forest fires early, effectively and most economically. This vehicle will serve for 1 days from July 28 to September 90. With the artificial intelligence application to be developed, fires will be detected automatically and the course of the fire will be transferred instantly to the fire control center and will provide great convenience in determining the extinguishing strategy. ”
ALL OF THE BURNED AREAS ARE TREATED BY OGM
stated that Pakdemirli covered with forests of about 29 percent of Turkey's land area, according to recent 10-year data the annual average of 2 thousand 209 stating that forest fire broke out and that 7 thousand 330 hectares of land affected all the areas damaged by fire General Directorate of Forestry (GDF) by re He said he was afforested.
Minister Pakdemirli pointed out that, in accordance with Article 169 of the Constitution, the use of forest areas affected by fire is prevented and secured for any other purpose, such as agricultural activity and settlement, except for afforestation.
TEAMS ARE WARNING WITH METEOROLOGICAL FIRE RISK MAP
Pointing out that there are 776 fire watchtowers across the country for early news and effective intervention, the most important factor that has been successful in combating forest fires, Pakdemirli said, “Our forest organization teams continue to work vigilantly between May and November, especially in the Aegean and the Mediterranean. With the Meteorological Fire Risk Map carried out by our General Directorate of Forestry and the General Directorate of Meteorology, teams are warned against fires that may occur on an hourly basis. ” said.
TRAINING FOR 14 COUNTRIES, AIRPLANE AND HELICOPTER SUPPORT GIVEN TO 10 COUNTRIES
Stating that the fire teams described as fire fighters were prepared for the fire season with training and drills throughout the year, Minister Pakdemirli said, “In this framework, 11.545 fire workers, 3 technical personnel and 5 forest conservation officers were given on-the-job training. Also this year, fire training was given to 11 citizens who applied to become voluntary fire extinguishers. ”
Minister Pakdemirli, on the other hand, added that they provided training to 14 technical personnel from 226 countries in the Antalya International Forestry Training Center and helped 10 different fires in 34 different countries with planes and helicopters.