Suindara Program Fire and Deforestation Alert System
Cerrados Institute’s goal is to protect 1 million hectares of Cerrado by 2050. To this end, one of our strategies is to contribute to the fight against deforestation and wildfires fires in the biome.
In this context, the Suindara Program aims to support actions to prevent and fight fires in native vegetation by strengthening Community and Volunteer Brigades and monitoring territories by the Suindara Alert Cerrado System, developed by the Cerrados Institute.
Our objective is to optimize prevention and firefighting actions, reducing the response time and, consequently, the total area burned. For this, it is essential and urgent that the Prevention and Firefighting Brigades in the Cerrado are structured and well equipped. Therefore, among the Program's actions are the training of Brigades and donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and fire fighting and management tools.
Barnyard Fire and Deforestation Alert System
The Suindara System works both on smartphones and computers and its use is extremely simple. The tool brings agility and efficiency, as it sends alert messages directly to area managers and actors involved, with a map indicating the location of the occurrence, enabling navigation and action on the spot. The System collects and filters the data, making it available in an easy way to managers, who receive information relevant only to their territories and surroundings.
In addition to sending alerts of hotspots and deforestation detected via satellite, the System allows managers and actors in the region to complement the detections by issuing alerts generated in locu, which are also sent by the System. All of these alerts contain information about hotspots and deforestation, their exact location, the distance between the user and the focus of each threat, and a topographic map. For Suindara's partner territories, we also promote firefighting and deforestation management plans.
Additionally, Suindara has the “Occurrence Record” functionality, where the System user can initiate an occurrence record (standard procedure, but often manual, among the Brigades) either from an alert received or from a location. selected by him on the map. This function contributes to the management of fire prevention and firefighting actions, as it allows the main information on the actions carried out to be easily filled in and that data can be downloaded for further analysis. In addition, the Occurrence Record facilitates communication between agents in action, as it allows Suindara System users to make comments while the operation is in progress.
Watch the video and understand more about how the Suindara Alert System tool works