Compact Firefighting System for Villages and Water Resources for Firefighting in Peatland Area of Central Kalimantan
The quick extinguish in the incipient stage of fire is the most effective and important in peat fire in tropical peatlands. The compact fire extinguish systems, which are suitable for firefighting in peat/forest fires, were lent to the local firefighting teams in the tropical peatland. Quantity of water resources for firefighting in peatland were evaluated. Water of the receiver in the canal, the fire prevention pond and the confined groundwater are possible to use for firefighting in tropical peatlands. The performance of the water pump and fire hose were tested in the field and confirmed to be sufficient for the firefighting for peat fire. Method of monitoring for management and usage of the compact firefighting system is proposed. The evaluation method of the firefighting activity in the villages using the satellite information is also proposed in this paper.
KeywordsFirefighting system Peat fire Incipient stage of fire Water resource
Results shown in this paper were mainly obtained from SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) project entitled as “Wild fire and carbon management in peat-forest in Indonesia” founded by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
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