The risk of fire to communities is a combination of various environmental and socio-economic factors, before, during and after fire.
This Work Package (WP) quantifies these risks, by assessing fire risk awareness (ESR 1), fire danger (ESR 2), (mega)fire behavior (ESR 3-4), and fire impact on water and economies (ESR 5-6)
Reducing fire risk and vulnerability can be done at multiple scales and by different actors. This WP starts out with development of a triple-scale set of intervention measures focusing on the home ignition zone (1: homes, ESR 7; 2: their immediate surroundings, ESR 8) and the landscape around them (3: ESR 9). Implementation of approaches is studied to strengthen the profile of fire prevention (ESR 10) and promote fire-resilient governance (ESR 11).
True implementation of a living with fire approach requires exchange, engagement and communication.This WP focuses on management of risks, by developing a transdisciplinary approach for fire research (ESR 12), aligning interagency exchange (ESR 13), engaging vulnerable communities at risk (ESR 14), and communicating with communities about risks (ESR 15).