International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM)

The IWPM in Brief

Welcome to the Portal of the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism!

The IWPM was developed in following up the UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Crossboundary Fire Management (UN Geneva, November 2013). The IWPM, currently hosted by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), is a non-financial instrument serving as a broker / facilitator between national and international agencies, programmes and projects to exchange expertise and build capacities in wildland fire management and particularly in enhancing preparedness to large wildfire emergency situations. The IWPM has been developed in tandem with the International Fire Aviation Guidelines and the International Manual of Common Rules for Fire Aviation.

National agencies responsible for the management of vegetation fires as well as projects seeking or offering expertise are encouraged to use the contact forms (contact details to GFMC are provided in the forms):

The GFMC is offering a number of tools that may either be used directly online or be requested for implementation by interested parties:

Background Reading
Offers and Recent Successful Capacity
Building by Exchange

International Fire Aviation Guidelines

Competency Standards and Training Materials in 14 languages for the use in more than 50 countries




2016 Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

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