The reduction of forest fires is correlated with a new technology that will improve fire prevention and ensure a better performance of fire suppression. The ERAS Proposal aims at developing a new approach for fire retardant application and at studying the fire retardant possible impact on the ecosystem. To improve the prevention we'll develop studies to characterize a fire retardant and see how its chemical properties could enhance the vegetation coverage capabilities and the durability of its performance. The validation of dropping and penetration models will complement previous work related to aerial application. Ground utilization of fire retardant will be developed. A simulator will be designed and then validated by the fire fighters. It will be used to study the relationship between the fire propagation and the retardant application method. At the same time, series of studies will be conducted to assess the product harmlessness on the ecosystem.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
73100 Hania - Crete