On August 29th, the first face-to-face meeting of FIREMAN was held in Oulu, Finland, organized by the University of Oulu. The project coordinator, Pedro Juliano Nardelli (LUT), introduced all FIREMAN participants and described their role and responsibility in each WP. During the meeting, the main goals and expected outcomes of the project were outlined and issues related to the technical work, management and finance of the FIREMAN project were discussed. The participants mostly focused on the recently-started WP2 and WP3 and engaged in technical discussions related to the project tasks. WP leaders presented the up-to-date progress and detailed the planned contributions for the following months.