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General requirements for fire safety when in the forest

(extract from the Rules of fire safety in the forests of the Republic of Belarus, PPB 2.38-2010)

During a fire season (a fire season in a forest; a fire season is a part of a calendar year during which a forest fire is possible, that is, the period from the moment the snow cover in the forest disappears until the onset of stable rainy autumn weather or the formation of snow cover):

  • to make fires in unclosed coniferous stands and young stands of the 1st age class, in areas of damaged forest (windblown and windbreak), peat bogs, in places with dried grass. It is allowed to make fires (including with the use of devices: braziers, barbecues, grills, gas stoves, etc.) on equipped sites, bordered by a mineralized (purified to a mineral soil layer) strip with a width of at least 0.25 m, as well as in places , excluding fire damage to the crowns, trunks and root paws of growing trees, except for prohibited areas. When the need is over, the fire should be extinguished until decay is complete.;

Note: Unclosed stands include plantings of young trees (or naturally growing) up to 1 m in height; young stands of the 1st age class include plantations from the closure of stands up to 20 years inclusive (approximately up to 15 m high).

  • leave unextinguished sources of combustion, smoldering (burning matches, cigarette butts, etc.);
  • use wads from flammable or smoldering materials when hunting;
  • leave materials (paper, cloth, tow, cotton wool, etc.) oiled or impregnated with flammable liquids and combustible liquids or other combustible substances;
  • refuel the fuel tanks of machines and mechanisms in unidentified places, as well as when the engines are running; use machines with malfunctions leading to the leakage of flammable and combustible liquids, as well as smoke or use an open fire near cars fueled with fuel;
  • illegal burning of dry grass on the lands of the forest fund;
  • storage on fire breaks and barriers, mineralized strips, etc. forest resources (timber and other forest products).

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