Presidency of the Council of Ministers Civil Protection Department. Aeronautical Unified Operations Centre Col (it AF) Ettore Antonio STORTI

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1 Presidency of the Council of Ministers Civil Protection Department Aeronautical Unified Operations Centre Col (it AF) Ettore Antonio STORTI

2 Summary Organization Preparedness Forest Fire Fleet 2012 Overview Out of Country Operations Lessons Identified

3 3 ITALIAN CIVIL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION President of The Council Of Ministers Chief of Department Deputy Chief of Department I Office II Office III Office IV Office V Office VI Office A.U.O.C.

4 PREPAREDNESS 4

5 5 Forest Fire Fighting PREPAREDNESS AT STATE LEVEL PREPAREDNESS AT REGIONAL LEVEL COORDINATION CAPABILITY

6 6 Preparedness for forest fire campaign 2013 Regional level agreements between volunteers, state/regional forestry and fire fighters corps; Inter-regional agreements to fight borders fires Meeting with the regional and national entities to plan the coming fire season and analyze of the last summer fire campaign Prime Minister s Operative Guidelines Issuing Daily bulletin to support the management of the state air fleet Seasonal evaluation of the climatic and vegetation conditions

7 hot spots detection 7 Preparedness for forest fire campaign contd Collection at national level of the most relevant information about the different regional fire fighting organizations State financing in support to regional fighting and planning fire activities Technical instruments in support to decision maker: real time scenarios for the fire spread and satellite

8 Conclusion: until july, considered the analyzed data, expected situation should be in line with the period in question. 8 Expected Conditions Our probabilistic analysis models on weather and climate conditions showed no significant signals compared with the reference averages (months analyzed May, June, July). Temperatures are expected with slightly positive deviations from the average Evaluations conduced on vegetation in the sample sites showed no extreme variations compared with the last year.

9 Italian CPD Forest Fire Fleet

10 10 10 In Italy the 353/2000 law assigned the full responsibility for forest prevention and fire fighting activity to the Italian Regions. The CPD supports regional requests.

11 Canadair CL Primary Mission Secondary Mission Range Max Endurance Cruise Speed Dimensions Max Weight Forest Fire Fighting Transport, SAR Km 6 hrs 376 Km/h Fuselage lenght20 mt Wing span 28,6 mt Kg Crew 2 Number of Aircraft 19 Fire Fighting Data Max Ceiling 3 hrs x sortie Single drop 5-6 Tons Scooping Time 12 sec mt

12 Canadair CL Erickson S-64F Primary Mission Forest Fire Fighting Secondary Mission Heavy Load Transportation Range 343 Km Max Endurance 2 hrs Cruise Speed 166 Km/h Dimensions Fuselage length 27,2 mt Rotor 21,95 mt Max Weight kg Crew 2 pilots 2 hrs sortie Number of Helos 4 Fire Fighting Data Passengers Single Drop 9 Tons Scooping Time 45 sec 3

13 Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss Primary Mission Secondary Mission Range Max Endurance Cruise Speed Dimensions Max weight Forest fire fighting Recce 810 Km 5 hrs 340 Km/h Fuselage length 11 mt Wing span 18 m Kg Crew 1 Number of Aircraft 8 Fire Fighting Data 3 hrs x sortie Single drop tons Scooping time 15 sec

14 14 COMMAND & CONTROL Satellite Real Time Positioning & HF VHF UHF COMMUNICATIONS Chief Of Fire Fighting Operations On The Ground MONITOR & REASSIGN MISSIONS DIVERTING AIRCRAFT Regional Centres Unified Air Operations Centre - COAU Operation Rooms

15 15 Request for assistance procedure DETECTION REGIONAL OPERATING ROOM EVALUATE DECIDE MADE THE REQUEST SEND DATA Aeronautical Unified Operations Centre READINESS CANADAIR 30 S64 30 Fire Boss 20 AB412 VVF 60 AB 212 MMI 60 CH47 EI 60 AB412/NH500 CFS 60 EVALUATE ANALYSE THE SITUATION DECIDE MISSION TASK ORDER OPERATING ROOM OF AIRCRAFT MANAGER ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY PERFORM THE MISSION FLIGHT TASK ORDER

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17 2012 OVERVIEW 17

18 FOREST FIRE FIGHTING SUMMER CAMPAIGN INITIAL SET-UP CL-415 DPC 2 GENOVA CL-415 DPC 5 CIAMPINO (RM) CL-415 DPC 2 OLBIA CL-415 DPC 4 LAMEZIA TERME 2 CL-415 DPC 1 AB 412 CP CL-415 DPC 1 CAGLIARI ELMAS S-64 DPC 1 PRETURO (AQ) S-64 DPC 1 OLBIA S-64 DPC 2 PONTECAGNANO (SA) 1 CH-47 EI 1 S-64 DPC FIRE-BOSS DPC 2 FOGGIA 1 AB 412 VVF 5 CL-415 DPC 1 S-64 DPC 2 CL-415 DPC 1 S-64 DPC 2 F.B. DPC 2 F.B. DPC 1 AB 212 MM FIRE-BOSS DPC 2 GROTTAGLIE (TA) FIRE-BOSS DPC 2 SIGONELLA (CT) FIRE-BOSS DPC 2 TRAPANI AB412 VVF 1 CIAMPINO (RM) 1 CL-415 DPC 1 AB 205 EI 4 CL-415 DPC AB412 CP 1 CATANIA FONTANAROSSA AB412 CP 1 LUNI SARZANA (SP) DPC M.M. VV.F. C.P. E.I. 2 F.B. DPC 1 AB 212 MM 2 F.B. DPC 1 AB 412 CP 33 Aircraft deployed over 14 bases CH47 EI 1 VITERBO AB205 EI 1 CAGLIARI ELMAS AB212 MM 1 LUNI SARZANA (SP) AB212 MM 1 CATANIA FONTANAROSSA AB212 MM 1 GROTTAGLIE (TA)

19 Regional Fleets in Summer Assets 9

20 20 PAST ANNUAL AIR ACTIVITY average requests 1 : 5 requests vs all fires ratio average flying hours Requests Flying hours

21 21 SUMMER REQUESTS june 15 th - september 30 th

22 22 STATISTIC SUMMER REQUESTS FROM 2008 TO 2012 REGIONE ABRUZZO BASILICATA CALABRIA CAMPANIA LAZIO LIGURIA MARCHE MOLISE PUGLIA SARDEGNA SICILIA TOSCANA UMBRIA

23 provisional data provided by the State Forestry Corps Forest Fires on the Italian Territory 1 January - 31 December Burnt Area YEAR Fires Wooded (ha) Not Wooded (ha) Total (ha) 2012 (*) percentage change % (*) Provisional data provided by the State Forestry Corps

24 24 FOREST FIRE ACTIVITY YEAR REQUESTS MISSIONS FLYING HOURS DROPS FIRE EXTINGUISHER (ton) REQUESTS MISSIONS FLYING HOURS DROPS FIRE EXTINGUISHER (ton) + 30 % + 20 % + 27 % + 31 % + 33 %

25 SUMMER REQUESTS JUN 1-31 JUL 1-31 AUG 1-30 SEP

26 The worst day ever July 24 th 2007 The worst day July 21 st 2012

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28 28 Forest Fire Fighting Campaign 2007 Daily Requests 9 July 8 August 2007 Total requests day above critical level Max ever 101 requests July 24 th critical level sustainable level

29 Out of Country Operations 29

30 30 CPD Effort Air contribution abroad started in the late 1990s (i.e. France, Spain, Portugal, Greece) For the time being It CPD developed an expeditionary capabilities mainly based on Canadair aircraft Readiness and availability granted 365/365 based on residual capability concept 2 Canadairs are ready to deploy with 3 hrs notice Operational deployment based on 4 days duration

31 31 CPD Air Module Tasks Contribute to the extinction of large forest fires Main elements Two aircraft (CL-415) Three crews Technical staff Field maintenance kit Communication equipments Readiness Ready to move in 3 hrs Capacities Ability to perform day only continuous operations (4 days)

32 32 Out of area operations Albania Greece Cyprus - Lebanon Montenegro Portugal Russian Federation - Israel 558 FLYING HOURS DROPS TONs OF FIRE EXTINGUISHER

33 4. Lack of Fire assessment information 34 Lesson Identified during Out of Country Operations 1. Non standard Activation procedures. EU MIC (Monitor Information Center - Bruxelles) Bilateral agreements 2. Unclear definition of Command and Control Authority 3. No entry point of contact fluent in English

34 35 Lesson Identified during Out of Country Operations 5. Limited Host Nation Support Fuel Parking/Ramp space Hangar space for maintenance (if needed) Maps and Flight Information Services Lodging and Transportation 6. Undefined Liability Collateral Damages Incidents Third Party Claim

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36 Presidency of the Council of Ministers Civil Protection Department Aeronautical Unified Operations Centre Col (it AF) Ettore Antonio STORTI fax