Forest fires and the danger to fire-fighters

  • Giovanni Bovio


In the last decade the problem of forest fires in Italy has been characterized by alternation of a great interest in the subject followed by a year of reduced interest. In 1988 there were 13 500 fires affecting an area of 186 000 hectares, 60 000 of which were woodland. The average area of each fire was 14 ha, i.e. an extent requiring considerable efforts in order to extinguish the fire.


Forest Fire Protective Clothing Personal Safety Heat Emanation Heavy Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Bovio
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  1. 1.Istituto di Selvicoltura e Assestamento ForestaleUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly

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