In the first stage, surveys will be conducted to assess the extent of the areas that were burnt and the damage to the forest, roads, public areas, and so on.
Immediate interface activities after the fire will focus on removing safety hazards and reducing the risk of erosion, if such a need arises.
Removal of burnt material from the areas will be carried out according to security considerations, such as the danger of recurrent fires; scenic and aesthetic considerations, land preservation, protection of natural assets, accessibility and implementation capabilities. Priority should be assigned to removal of material in cases of safety hazards and when there is a high risk of recurrent fires as determined by location, local conditions and amount of dry material (burnt material). Low priority for treatment will be assigned to areas with limited accessibility.
When there are considerations of land preservation and protection of heritage and natural assets, the removal of burnt material in some of the areas should be avoided, or very careful measures should be taken, such as removing the cut down material manually or leaving it on site.
In those places where it was decided to remove the burnt material, it is recommended to do so after the first winter following the fire, in order to decrease erosion. In the winter, when the ground is damp, these activities should be avoided. It is recommended to complete the removal of the burnt material within four years from the time of the fire, in order to lessen security risks due to collapse of trees, thereby minimalizing the damage to the new growth.