Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

Firefighters from Belize, Guatemala and Mexico are trained by CONAFOR and CRMFS

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The National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and the Regional Southeast Fire Management Center (CRMFS) trained 30 technicians from forest conservation areas in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.

The above as part of the Conservation and Sustainable Use Program of the Selva Maya of the German Development Cooperation within the framework of the Cooperation Strategy between CONAFOR, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ)

Of the 30 attendees, 13 are part of CONAFOR in Campeche and Quintana Roo and collaborate in the Protected Natural Areas of Calakmul and Balaan Kaax, respectively, nine are from the National Council of Protected Areas of Guatemala and eight from the Belize Forest Department and from civil organizations of that country.


Specialists participated in two courses, one on basic knowledge for forest firefighters S-130 and S-190 and one more focused on fire management.

Participants will learn about the safety of the firefighter, the construction of fire lines from different methods, how to put out fires with or without water, spread of forest fires and environmental factors of fuels.

This is the third time that CONAFOR trains fighters from Guatemala and Belize, it was in 2016 and 2017, when they conducted courses on the Incident Command System (SMI) for specialists of those countries.




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