In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the community of scientists, policy & decision makers and practitioners in landscape fire management have responded to the challenges arising. The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the international professional community of fire managers have to address biological hazards (such as COVID-19) and other hazards related to human health if these hazards are consequences of or otherwise related to landscape fires. Examples include the risk to be affected by poisonous plants or animals, or adverse hygienic conditions for field personnel. However, most important are the effects of emissions (smoke pollution) from landscape fires. These affect primarily firefighters but also the public, often during close-to ground smoke pollution that may last for several days to weeks. A special GFMC dan RFMRC-SEA website provides the scientific-technical library for fire emissions and impacts on the environment, atmosphere and human health.

Global FWI Monthly Forecasts

Outline of Fire Danger Products in the Global Fire EWS​

The fire danger indicators currently presented on the Global Fire Early Warning System (Global Fire EWS) are components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System.  The Global EWS provides 1-10 day forecasted FWI System data based on the Canadian Meteorological Centre’s (CMC) Global Deterministic Forecast System (GDPS). The FWI System components are currently calibrated to commonly used threshold values that identify low to extreme conditions. As such, the Global EWS provides a means of comparing relative fire danger conditions between countries, continents, and biomes; and the 1-10 day forecast identifies the expected future fire danger trend. This type of information is often used for large-scale fire management decision-making such as planning cross-border suppression resource exchanges.

Although these indicators can be used to compare fire danger across the globe, the indicators are not calibrated to the local fire regime, which includes the influences of fuel, ignition sources, climate, fire management/suppression policy, etc. For that reason, the next stage in the development of this system is regional calibration to adjust the fire danger scales using historical fire data (primarily remotely sensed) and weather data. This will calibrate the fire danger indicators to provide operational-level information such as a potential for fire starts and difficulty of control. Regional calibration will be an on-going collaborative effort with regional and national agencies.


Regional Actors

Introduction of the RFMRC-SEA to Minister of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, Dr. Siti Nurbaya (Center)

Information and Publications


The claims or redress harm on a scientist of forest and land fires by the company destroyer environment

Prof. Bambang Hero Saharjo (Left) and  Guru Besar IPB Bambang Hero (Kiri) and Director General of Law Enforcement – MoEF (Center)

Pic: Medcom.id/Fachri Audhia Hafiez

Video Link: http://video.metrotvnews.com/metro-pagi-prime-time/ybDz7wPK-perlawanan-perusahaan-perusak-lingkungan


Edition 1 July-December 2017 (Sub English and Sub Indonesian)

Edition 2 January-June 2018 (Sub English and Sub Indonesian)

Global Wildland Fire Network Bulletins

Since 2005 the GFMC is publishing one or two Global Bulletins annually. Focus since 2011 is the publication of the Annual Global Wildland Fire Fatalities and Damages Reports:

Selected Conference Declarations

The GFMC and its precursor institution – the Fire Ecology Research Group – have convened a large number of international conferences that addressed selected topics on vegetation fires. Some conferences resulted in the release of declarations:

19 – 21 January 2018

Internal Meeting RFMRC – SEA @ Savero Hotel, Bogor – West Java

10 February – 31 May 2018

Competition on the Logo and Official Song of Student Association of Forest Fire (SAFE). SAFE is designed as on Organization for Students who take their interest on Forest, Land, and Peat Fire Management and Prevention in Indonesia.

10 February – 31 May 2018

Contest of scientific papers on Forest, Land, and Peat Fires in Indonesia for IPB students to enhance their scientific writing skill and to broaden student networking.

14 February 2018

Student Studium Generale on Forest and Land Fires Prevention @Sylva Pertamina Auditorium, Faculty of Forestry IPB, Bogor – Indonesia.

01 March 2018

Student Studium Generale on “Free data and SAGA Open Source GIS Software: New Opportunities for Research, Monitoring, and Planning in Indonesia” @Ulin Meeting Room, Departement of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry IPB, Bogor – Indonesia.

26 March 2018

Student Studium Generale on “Observing Indonesian Air Pollution from Space” @Court Sylva Room, Faculty of Forestry IPB, Bogor – Indonesia.

6 –  7 June 2018

Regional Round Table and Consultation “Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Fire Management in South East Asia”

Link: https://rfmrc-sea.org/regional-round-table-meeting-and-consultation/

12 October 2018

Meeting of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management, GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

 The first meeting of the Eurasia Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management and the Regional Fire Management Resource Centers / Regional Fire Monitoring Centers from Southeast Europe / Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Central Eurasia, and Southeast Asia. Photo: J. Karns (GFMC).

13 October 2018

Meeting of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) in conjunction with the meeting of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and the Brazilian Conference Organizing Committee for the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference; GFMC, Freiburg, Germany.

 The Joint WFAG / ILC Group

The direction from Republic of Indonesia President, Joko Widodo at the National Coordination Meeting on Forest and Land Fire prevention 2018, State Palace – Jakarta, 6 February 2018

By: Public Relations; Posted on Feb 6, 2018, | The Text of Speech By President Republic of Indonesia

Kalau di wilayah Saudara-saudara ada kebakaran dan tidak tertangani dengan baik, aturan mainnya masih sama, belum saya ganti. Masih ingat? Dicopot. Sudah, tegas. Ini saya ulang lagi. Paling kalau ada kebakaran di sebelah mana, saya telepon Panglima TNI, “ganti pangdam-nya”. Kebakaran kok enggak rampung-rampung, di provinsi mana, saya telpon Kapolri, “Kapolda-nya ganti”. Kalau wilayahnya agak kecil ya danrem-nya, agak kecil lagi kapolres-nya.

If the area of the brethren there are fires and not managed properly, the rules of the game are still the same, I do not replace. Still, remember? Replaced. Already, sternly. I repeat again. When there is a fire in the area where, I will phone on the Commander (Panglima) of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), “replace his Territorial Military Commander”. Fires are not resolved, in which province, I will phone on Head of the Indonesian Police., “replace his Head of the Provincial Police”. If it’s territory small is Military Commander of the Resorts and again territory very small is Head of the County Police“. (the contents of the manuscript)

The Information Forecast

The Information Hotspot in Southeast Asia Countries

Institutional Setting

The RFMRC-SEA was established in 2017 by the Faculty of Forestry – IPB University, Bogor – Indonesia, with the assistance of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and sponsorship of the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture. The RFMRC-SEA is a Sendai Voluntary Commitment and serving the UNISDR International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism.