INTEGRATED RURAL FIRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SGIFR)
The Integrated Rural Fire Management System (SGIFR) is based on two pillars of action that the Independent Technical Committees consider key to reducing the impact of rural fires. These two pillars, Rural Fire Management (RFM) and Rural Fire Protection (RFP), are a significant difference in relation to the previous plan, in force between 2006 and 2018. The pillars are underpinned by the professionalisation of the specialisation and by integrated coordination, where conservation and forest planning are key to the success of the system, given its role in building a sustainable rural landscape.
This system addresses the weaknesses referred to in the previous chapter and the concept of dual involvement – balance between prevention and suppression, as stated in Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 157-A/2017, of 27 October 2017, embodied in the Single Directive on Fire Prevention and Suppression, Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 20/2018, of 1 March 2018, and continued under Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 12/2019, of 21 January 2019.
THE PROCESS CHAIN OF THE INTEGRATED RURAL FIRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The process chain includes the pillars of rural fire management and the protection of people and property in its six stages:
- Suppression and Relief
And three enablers:
- Information and communication systems