Measures against forest fires

Fire fighting by helicopter
Personal measures
  • Refrain from lighting fires outside and using fireworks during periods of drought. 
  • Leave areas directly threatened by forest fires using well planned escape routes.

 

Technical and organisational measures
  • The water supply in areas at risk must be optimised so that the capacity to fight forest fires can be guaranteed. 
  • Buildings can be protected against fire through the construction of fire-proof roofs. 
  • The constantly improving weather and wind forecasts must be used to evacuate people as early as possible from areas at risk from forest fires.