On 16.12 and 22.12.2022 the two DECIDO portal introduction sessions were held for the Finnish stakeholders. The list of participants includes both local, regional and national organization from Finland: Kainuu Rescue Services, Finnish Forest Centre, City of Kajaani, KAMK, Finnish Emergency Services Academy, Finnish National Rescue Association and Kainuun Nuotta (citizen representative). In addition to portal introduction, the participants were able to access and test the portal by themselves. Initial feedback was collected, and policy development was discussed. From the initial agenda of prevention and preparedness for forest fires, the stakeholders agreed to pursue policy development under the title: ‘’Resourcing and information availability during forest fires and evacuation actions caused by forest fires’’.
Next on the agenda for the working group is the preparation and running of the first pilot trial. The trial will be held at the end of January 2023.