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E-Learning Module for AdultsWildfires

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Part 2: Preparedness

e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters2In part 2 of the Wildfire module , you will learn:How to get information about on-going wildfires.What you can do to be better prepared for wildfires:Living near an area at risk.Traveling to an area at risk.The importance of following advice and guidance from professionals.

Part 2: Preparedness

e-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters3Information about on-going wildfires

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www.meteoalarm.eu

www.meteoalarm.eu provides information to European citizens to help prepare for extreme weather, including wildfires.

Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters5

www.meteoalarm.eu

www.meteoalarm.eu provides information to European citizens to help prepare for extreme weather, including wildfires. The system will alert you to the possible occurrence of severe weather, such as heavy rain with risk of flooding, severe thunderstorms, gale-force winds, heat waves, forest fires (wildfires), fog, snow or extreme cold with blizzards, avalanches or severe coastal tides.

Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters6

www.meteoalarm.eu

www.meteoalarm.eu provides information to European citizens to help prepare for extreme weather, including wildfires. The system will alert you to the possible occurrence of severe weather, such as heavy rain with risk of flooding, severe thunderstorms, gale-force winds, heat waves, forest fires (wildfires), fog, snow or extreme cold with blizzards, avalanches or severe coastal tides.In one glance you will be able to see where in Europe the weather might become extreme and/or dangerous.

Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters7

www.meteoalarm.eu

www.meteoalarm.eu provides information to European citizens to help prepare for extreme weather, including wildfires. The system will alert you to the possible occurrence of severe weather, such as heavy rain with risk of flooding, severe thunderstorms, gale-force winds, heat waves, forest fires (wildfires), fog, snow or extreme cold with blizzards, avalanches or severe coastal tides.In one glance you will be able to see where in Europe the weather might become extreme and/or dangerous. Visit www.meteoalarm.eu . This site integrates severe weather information originating from the official National Public Weather Services across a large number of European countries. This information is presented in a simple and consistent way to make it easier to compare and interpret.

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When using www.meteoalarm.eu, click on the forest fire icon to find out about forest fires and wildfires across Europe. A copy of the icon is shown on the right. Part 2: Preparedness Finding information

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www.meteoalarm.eu The participating countries are:Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom.www.meteoalarm.eu is developed for EUMETNET, the Network of European Meteorological Services. This initiative is supported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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www.meteoalarm.eu The participating countries are:Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom.www.meteoalarm.eu is developed for EUMETNET, the Network of European Meteorological Services. This initiative is supported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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National meteorological services from each country will provide information and alerts on severe weather. Check the weather forecasts to see if the weather conditions are favourable to the ignition and spreading of a wildfire (dry weather, wind, etc.). National meteorological services The next slides contain a list of the meteorological services from the EU and neighbouring countries.

Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters12 National meteorological services GermanyDeutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) www.dwd.deUnited KingdomMet Office www.metoffice.gov.uk FranceMto-France www.meteo.fr ItalyUfficio Generale Spazio Aereo e Meteorologia (USAM) - Reparto Meteorologia www.meteoam.it/SpainAgencia Estatal de Meteorologa (AEMET), Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentacin y Medio Ambientewww.aemet.esNetherlandsKoninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI) www.knmi.nl SwitzerlandMeteoSchweiz / MtoSuisse / MeteoSvizzera www.meteoschweiz.chBelgiumInstitut Royal Mtorologique de Belgique (IRM) / Koninklijk Meteorologisch Instituut van Belgi (KMI) www.kmi.beSwedenSveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut (SMHI) www.smhi.se

Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters13 National meteorological servicesAustriaZentralanstalt fr Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG):www.zamg.ac.atNorwayMeteorologisk institutt (met.no):www.met.noPolandInstytut Meteorologii i Gospodarki Wodnej (IMGW):www.imgw.plDenmarkDanmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI):www.dmi.dkGreece (HNMS):www.hnms.grFinlandIlmatieteen laitos / Meteorologiska institutet (FMI):www.fmi.fiPortugalInstituto de Meteorologia (IM):www.meteo.ptIrelandMet ireann:www.met.ieCzech Republicesk hydrometeorologick stav (CHMI), Druicov Oddlen:www.chmi.czHungaryOrszgos Meteorolgiai Szolglat (OMSZ):www.met.huRomaniaOrszgos Meteorolgiai Szolglat (OMSZ): www.met.hu

Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters14National meteorological services and their websiteSlovakiaSlovensk hydrometeorologick stav (SHMU):www.shmu.skCroatiaDravni hidrometeoroloki zavod (DHMZ):www.meteo.hrSloveniaAgencija Republike Slovenije za Okolje (ARSO):www.arso.gov.siLuxembourgAdministration de la navigation arienne:www.aeroport.public.luLatviaLatvijas Vides, eoloijas un meteoroloijas aentra (LVGMA):www.meteo.lvLithuaniaLietuvos hidrometeorologijos tarnyba (LHS), prie Aplinkos ministerijos:www.meteo.ltIcelandVeurstofa slands:www.vedur.isEstoniaKeskkonnaagentuur (KAUR):www.emhi.eeBulgaria (INMH):www.meteo.bgSerbiaRepublic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia:www.hidmet.gov.rs

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UK FIRE SEVERITY INDEXYou can also click here to check the UK Fire Severity Index (FSI). The FSI shows any areas of the country which are forecasted to experience conditions favourable for the ignition and spread of wildfires.

Click here to read a factsheet about the FSI.

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What communication methods will be used to inform the public of a an on-going wildfire?At any stage of the wildfire disaster, it may be necessary to warn members of the public.

The following communication methods may be used by the authorities to inform local people about the wildfire:

- Door to door visits. - Information via loud speakers.- Information through media, radio, social media, etc.

Other means of finding out information about on-going wildfires include:Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters17

Radio

Other means of finding out information about on-going wildfires include:Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters18

Radio

Television

Other means of finding out information about on-going wildfires include:Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters19

Emergency Services and Local Authority Websites

Radio

Television

Other means of finding out information about on-going wildfires include:Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters20

Emergency Services and Local Authority Websites

Radio

Television

Social media

Other means of finding out information about on-going wildfires include:Part 2: Preparedness Finding informatione-Learning for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters21

Emergency Services and Local Authority Websites

Radio

Televis