General requirements for fire safety while in the forest

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

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

  • to make bonfires in coniferous stands and young growth of the 1st class of age, in areas of damaged forest (wind and windbreak), peatlands, in places with dried grass. It is allowed to make fires (including the use of devices: barbecues, barbecues, grills, gas stoves, etc.) on the equipped sites bordered mineralized (purified to the mineral layer of soil) strip width of not less than 0.25 m, as well as in places that exclude fire damage to crowns, trunks and root paws of growing trees, except prohibited areas. If necessary, the fire should be extinguished until the complete cessation of decay;

Note – unconnected To the forest include the planting of young trees (or naturally grown) up to 1 m; young 1 age class, include spaces from the closure of forest stands up to 20 years (roughly the height up to 15 m).

  • leave undisturbed sources of combustion, decay (burning matches, cigarette butts, etc.).);
  • use when hunting wads of flammable or smoldering materials;
  • leave oiled or impregnated LVZH and GZH or other combustible materials (paper, fabric, tow, cotton, etc.).);
  • refuel fuel tanks of machines and mechanisms in unidentified places, as well as with running engines; use machines with malfunctions that lead to the leakage of LVZH and GZH, as well as smoke or use an open fire near machines fueled with fuel;
  • illegal burning of dry grass on forest lands;
  • storage on fire breaks and barriers, mineralized strips, etc. of forest resources (wood and other forest products).