Understanding integrated Veld fire Management
It is summer 2021, the height of the fire season in the Western Cape. We are all ready and good to go – we have the tools and people to put the wet stuff on the red stuff. But not so fast…Most folks consider veld fire management to be the crews, the helicopters, fire engines and our hero’s putting out the fire, but this is only one element of a series of activities that facilitate good and safe veld fire management practices.
For authorities, landowners and land managers there is much, much more. Worldwide the best approach is integrated veld fire management.
So, what is integrated veld fire management?