Alto Minho TREX

Paredes de Coura, Alto Minho, Portugal

Sixty-three fire practitioners from 16 agencies and organizations in six countries gathered to implement—and celebrate—the first Prescribed Fire Training Exchange held outside the United States.

The TREX model, created and developed by the Fire Learning Network in numerous places and ecosystems of the United States, was successfully employed in the Alto Minho region in northern Portugal, thanks to the guidance and mentoring enabled by the TREX Coaches Network.

The Module served as Fire Effects Module Leader during the event, and the group completed 395 acres of burning in 10 units strategically located near six towns in the area