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Ticino/Lugano, Southern Switzerland
12 Sep 2018

Forest Fire Commission Meeting in September in Ticino/Lugano


CTIF Forest fire commission banner The Forest Fire Commission will meet for three full days September 17 - 19, in Southern Switzerland. On the agenda is Election of Chair Person, Promoting the use of the EuroFire Competency Standards for training fire, Rescue Services in landscape fire management, Global cooperation issues in fire management, International collaboration in aerial forest fire fighting and a report on the EU-project: Fire-IN.

(Cover Photo: The Bugaboo forest fire in Florida. Photo Wikipedia)


Dear Colleagues,

I hereby invite you to participate on the CTIF forest-fires commission’s meeting in Lugano, Switzerland, from 17th to 19th September 2018.  

The meeting will begin on September 17th at 9:00 in Sessa, and will end on September 19th.

The address of accommodation and meeting is:

Hotel “I Grappoli, CH-6997 Sessa”

The Price per night with breakfast is €85 and it has to be paid by arrival.

Furthermore, the Suisse Firefighting Association will set up shuttles if people arrive by plane at Milano Malpensa Airport or by rail (Lugano).


The Secretary of the CTIF Forest Fires Commission:

Mario Starčević



of the CTIF Forest Fires Commission

16th to 20th September in Ticino/Lugano (Southern Switzerland)

Sunday 16 September 2018

Arrivals (Milano Malpensa or Lugano Railway station SBB/FFS-you will be fetchet to and from the station/airport)

Accommodation in Hotel I Grappoli, Sessa


Monday 17 September 2018

09:00   Meeting Forest Fires Commission (Hotel I Grappoli, Sessa)

14:00   Forest fires in the densely inhabited pre-alpine hill area


Tuesday 18 September 2018

10:00   Transfer to North of Ticino: Forest fires in the Alps

12:00   Meeting with members of Government of Canton Ticino

15:00   Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape (WSL):

            Forest fires research in Switzerland

16:00   Project Forest for Climate and international collaboration in aerial forest fire fighting

20:00   Visit of Gold mines of Sessa


Wednesday 19 September 2018

09:00   Final meeting of the Forest Fires Commission ((Hotel I Grappoli, Sessa)

            Transfer to Lugano

12:00   Visit at the Fire Brigade of Lugano, Training and equipment in forest fire fighting

16:00   Transfer to Airport


For the remaining participants: visit to the of city Lugano


Thursday 20 September 2018

Transfer to Airport


Costs of accommodation in hotel I Grappoli, Sessa:

85 €/night, including breakfast