Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 2, Pages 87 - 95 2020-12-30

Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees

Abdullah Emin AKAY [1] , İ̇nanç TAŞ [2]


To use the resources allocated for firefighting in an optimum way, it is important to reach fire sites within the critical response time (CRT) and determine regions with high fire risk. This study aimed to evaluate forests that can be reached within CRT using GIS techniques, regarding fire risk levels. The study area is selected from Yeniköy Forest Enterprise Chief, which is in Bursa Regional Directorate of Forestry and located in second-degree fire-sensitive zone. The accessible forests within CRT were determined using the "Network Analyst" method in ArcGIS 10.4 software. Then, a fire risk map was developed using the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) tool (ExtAHP 2.0) in ArcGIS 10.4. The results showed that the firefighting team near the study area can reach 24.25% of forests within CRT for the second-degree fire-sensitive areas (30 minutes). Besides, it was determined that 46.86% of forests can be reached in 40 minutes and 84.31% in one hour. It was found that 85% of forests were in a very high and high fire risk zones. It was determined that 42% of forests that could not be reached within CRT was in a very high fire risk zones while 43.45% was in a high fire risk zone.
Forest fires, fire risk, network analysis, shortest path, AHP
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-6558-9029
Author: Abdullah Emin AKAY
Institution: BURSA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4504-6876
Author: İ̇nanç TAŞ (Primary Author)
Institution: BURSA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : December 30, 2020

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APA Akay, A , Taş, İ . (2020). Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees . European Journal of Forest Engineering , 6 (2) , 87-95 . DOI: 10.33904/ejfe.843889
MLA Akay, A , Taş, İ . "Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees" . European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 (2020 ): 87-95 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejfe/issue/56757/843889>
Chicago Akay, A , Taş, İ . "Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees". European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 (2020 ): 87-95
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ISNAD Akay, Abdullah Emin , Taş, İ̇nanç . "Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees". European Journal of Forest Engineering 6 / 2 (December 2020): 87-95 . https://doi.org/10.33904/ejfe.843889
AMA Akay A , Taş İ . Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees. Eur J Forest Eng. 2020; 6(2): 87-95.
Vancouver Akay A , Taş İ . Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees. European Journal of Forest Engineering. 2020; 6(2): 87-95.
IEEE A. Akay and İ. Taş , "Using GIS Techniques for Assessment of Accessible Forest Lands by Firefighting Teams Considering Fire Risk Degrees", European Journal of Forest Engineering, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 87-95, Dec. 2021, doi:10.33904/ejfe.843889