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1 1 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 1 1

2 2 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 The Underlying Question How can an organisation committed to risk mitigation cope with: Contribution to Sustainability Concern about the Physical Environment Challenges from Climate Change

3 3 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 3 Contribution to Sustainability

4 4 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Contribution to Sustainability Generic Focus Issues Reduction in Carbon Footprint and Greenhouse Gases Adaptation to Climate Change Energy Consumption and Efficiency Renewable and Sustainable Energy Waste reduction and recycling Reducing demand on Natural Resources

5 5 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Contribution to Sustainability FRS Strategies Community Safety and Operational actions to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment and reduce vulnerabilities in community Targeted energy and water usage Transportation policies to reduce fuel demand Investment in sustainable energy sources Planning in procurement and buildings Promotion of culture monitoring and training

6 6 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 6 Concern about the Physical Environment

7 7 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Concern about the Physical Environment Green Buildings Site Landscape Building Materials Grass Solar and PV Roofs Sustainable Energy batteries and turbines Glazing and Cladding Systems Engineered Timber Constructions Ventilation and energy systems Waste water and recycling systems

8 8 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

9 9 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Concern about the Physical Environment Green Environment Under Control? Design Codes and Standards Structural stability and spread in buildings Power from sustainable systems Food or ethanol fuel Unlimited wildland to preserve nature Electric Automotives Social networking and public techno information Quantified liabilities and risk

10 10 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

11 11 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Concern about the Physical Environment Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle PHEV Diagram of Primary Components Photo courtesy of NREL Photographic Information Exchange The Fire Protection Research Foundation One Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA, USA 02169-7471

12 12 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 12 Challenges from Climate Change

13 13 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Challenges from Climate Change Affects Safety and Security Large scale migrations Increased border tensions Spread of disease Conflicts over food and water Creates Risk and Tensions Higher temperature Extreme weather Soil degradation

14 14 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Climate Change Impacts Economic Decline Resource Scarcity Displacement and migration Lowering of human and social values Vulnerability to political economic societal shifts Vulnerability depending on exposure sensitivity or adaptability Slow or Sudden change Unpredictable and resentfulness Between 2007-09 there were 23 military and civilian missions and 66 civil protection responses by the EU

15 15 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

16 16 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Specific Threats Forest and Wild fires Southern Europe Asia Americas Australasia Non harmonised policy and practices exist 70 000 fires every year in Europe 0.5 million hectares burnt Urban interface frequently involved Fuel maps training resources developed Global fire community emerging

17 17 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

18 18 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Specific Threats Extreme Temperature 70,000 deaths in 30 years in Europe from heat 1,900 deaths in 10 years in Europe from cold Elderly infirm and socially deprived at greatest risk Frequency and intensity increasing Few heat health plans exist Often slow response and poor understanding Monitoring public health often weak

19 19 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

20 20 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Specific Threats Seismic Activity Often aggravated by land use management 70 major landslides a decade in Europe 17,000 deaths in Turkey in 1999 28,000 in Japan Well understood phenomena with building codes and preventative practices Rain and Landslides Tsunami and Earthquakes Rescue mobilisation critical to survivability Monitoring and alerting essential

21 21 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

22 22 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Specific Threats Floods and Storms Frequency and economic cost increasing Mississippi Elbe Rhine Bangladesh floods Europe and America suffer major insurances losses from storms Death to rainfall trend not too apparent Occurrence of storms not discernable Europe and USA becoming better organised Infrastructure protection crucial Integrated risk planning logistics and special resources required

23 23 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

24 24 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Specific Threats Tsunamis and Volcanoes Japan Societal cohesion evident Planning parameters exceeded Food implications Economic issues Public Private Residential Insurance Inward aid reception Eyjafjallajokull Economic Impact Air travel disruption

25 25 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011

26 26 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Solutions? Technology Tools UAV Robotics Fuel cells Helicopters Reverse 112 Intelligent cars Innovative Risk Assessment Platforms Systems of systems Data fusion Situational Awareness Communications Capability Capacity

27 27 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 Strategies? Consolidate One strategy for meeting challenges concerns and threats Qualitative Improvement Funding and Strategic Oversight Logistics and Intelligence Gathering Policies and Communities of practice Coordination and Inter operability Reception to External Offers

28 28 Going Green: New Fire and Rescue Service Strategies Institution of Fire Engineers July 2011 28 Thank You for listening Dennis Davis FIFireE (Life)


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