The Threat of Forest and Vegetation Fires and the Possibilities of Intervention in Hungary

Abstract

Forest fires are natural disasters that endanger human life and material goods, which in many cases may pose a major challenge to the defence sector. Global climate change has been accepted as a fact in the professional literature from all areas of science. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events is a corollary to climate change. Sustained periods of droughts are becoming more common and in some cases, geographically more extended over Europe. In these dry and rainless periods, typically to that area, the vegetation is drier, thus giving rise to the ignition of the vegetation. An important role of this paper is to analyse and study the relevant domestic literature, as well as the personal consultations with the various experts. The results of the paper show that Hungary can be identified as a threat to forest fire and the possibilities of the intervention are set out. In addition, we can find out which are the organisations and technical tools that help us in such an intervention.

Keywords:

forest fire vegetation fire forest fire statistics tactics of the intervention technical tools

How to Cite

Bodnár, L. and Pántya, P. (2019) “The Threat of Forest and Vegetation Fires and the Possibilities of Intervention in Hungary”, AARMS – Academic and Applied Research in Military Science. Budapest, 18(3), pp. 21–31. Available at: https://folyoirat.ludovika.hu/index.php/aarms/article/view/1016 (Accessed: 21September2020).