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Specialists of the Rescue Service carry out preventive raids in order to prevent wildfires

Published: 23.10.2020, 17:07

Despite the fact that it is autumn already, the fire hazardous period is still going on, which means that natural ecosystems are vulnerable to fire: dry vegetation can catch on fire from the slightest spark, and a fire can spread over a large area in a matter of minutes, destroying everything in its way. The vast majority of fires occur due to the recklessness of citizens who do not take into account the numerous warnings of rescuers and continue to clean up their land and adjacent territories by burning dead wood. Windy weather contributes to the rapid spread of fire, which often spreads to human settlements, infrastructure facilities and causes material damage.

To reduce the statistics of fires in natural ecosystems, emergency workers are carrying out outreach work among the population, urging citizens to follow fire safety rules in open areas - do not burn dead wood, last year's leaves and debris.

So, on October 23 rescuers of Dnepropetrovsk region together with the police officer carried out a preventive raid. Firefighters appealed to citizens not to provoke fires in ecosystems, in fields, open areas, not to burn garbage and dry vegetation. People were told about the danger of uncontrolled fire and instructed on how to act in case of fire.

In Kherson region, rescuers also recently carried out preventive work. They explained to the citizens that the weather in the region is still dry and warm, so the issue of preventing fires in open areas due to burning garbage and deadwood remains relevant. During conversations with people, rescuers stressed the ban on burning dry grass and fallen leaves, as this could lead to large-scale fires.

To prevent fires in ecosystems, rescuers in Khmelnytskyi region are constantly conducting fire protecting raids, particularly in the private sector and rural areas. Thus, on October 21, emergency workers visited Stepok village, of Dunayevetsk district, and talked to its residents about the ban on burning garbage, dry vegetation and fallen leaves. The SES specialists reminded the villagers of the basic fire safety rules, which should be followed during outdoor recreation, cleaning of household plots to prevent disasters. Citizens were reminded of the ban on making fires on the territory of forests, warned about the consequences that an abandoned cigarette butt or a match can lead to. In addition, firefighters noted administrative and even criminal liability for such reckless actions.

Dear citizens! Remember that during the fire hazardous period it is forbidden:

to burn stubble and post-harvest residues in agricultural fields;

to light fires in the forest and forest belts;

to drive a car into to the forest;

smoking, throwing unquenched matches, cigarette butts and glass bottles in the woods and forest belts;

to leave rags soaked in gasoline, kerosene, oil or other flammable substances in the forest;

to hunt in the woods using firearms;

to create landfills and incinerate waste;

to burn dry leaves and dead wood.

If you notice a fire in open areas, immediately call 101!

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