Centro regionale per l'addestramento La Pineta di Tocchi
The training centre of the Regione Toscana was created in 1991 with the aim to train the personnel of the Regione Toscana in the different sectors of fire management. In particular, in the last 10 years several fuel management training modules have been developed (e.g. fuel break design, prescribed burning, preventive silviculture). Since the centre is located in a high fire risk area and it is surrounded by very flammable Pinus pinaster stands, the training centre implemented the smart solution of planning, design and carry out fuel management interventions to protect the centre by using the training sessions programmed yearly to train personnel of the Regione Toscana. Treatments such as mechanical mastication, thinning, prescribed burning are regularly carried out on planned areas (e.g. at the WUI with the centre and in fuel breaks in the area) within the frame of training courses on fuel management, use of chain saw, use of fire.
Free access publication (in Italian and English): PIANO DI ADEGUAMENTO E MANUTENZIONE DEI VIALI PARAFUOCO CON USO DI FUOCO PRESCRITTO (Enhancement and maintenance plan of forest firebreaks by prescribed burning)