The Team of Specialists on Forest Fire is made up of internationally recognised specialists in the field of forest fires. This team serves the following purposes:
- To provide a platform for exchange of information on forest fires in the UNECE region
- To collect and publish fire statistics periodically for the UNECE region
- To report on forest fires related topics to the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission and to provide input to the secretariat in this field.
Nominated experts are not only to participate in an annual meeting of the team, but also to participate in the work described in the mandate.