The use of methods for monitoring and detection of forest fires is essential to planning and control, as well as the correct sizing of the resources needed for effective combat.

Inadequate information of the location, size and evolution of the fire, together with additional difficulties such as adverse weather conditions, worsen the difficulty of combating the fire.

The location of teams in the field is critical to the success of fighting the fire, taking into account the likely evolution of the situation. Another aspect to be considered when managing teams is their exposure to adverse environmental factors and other critical logistical issues.

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