From the text...'...the fire professionals who have access to the Internet and more specifically to the Firenet (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to specialized sites dedicated to forest fires such as the Global Fire Monitoring Center (http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe), have the opportunity to learn the news about the natural, ecological, and socio-economic background of fires, including the disaster dimension of fire and related environmental hazards (impact of smoke pollution on public health), by reading the postings of local, regional and international sources. Firenet is also a place for discussions that allow a productive exchange of ideas. One such discussion, initiated as a response to the mailings of this author about the fire diaster in Greece, was the motive for this article. The article tries to capture the essence of (at least most of) the messages that were exchanged. These messages represent the spirit of many fire professionals who feel that 'it is time to do something about the problem'. The subject is the need for developing, at a global scale, the capability to provide assistance to the countries that at a certain moment find themselves over-whelmed by the forest fire load they have to face.'