European glossary for wildfires and forest fires
16 Feb 2014

European glossary for wildfires and forest fires

Forest fires
Authors
Stacey Robert
Publisher
European Union

For effective collaboration across national borders on any technical or emergency issue, the establishment of a common language is crucial. The EUFOFINET partners identified during the early stages of the project that there was no existing European glossary of terminology for wildfires and forest fires and, therefore, no common language for the partners to use. This situation posed a problem to the partnership in terms of establishing a common understanding around technical and practical issues related to wildfires and forest fires.