Since the average temperature in Poland in summer is not above 20 degrees, there are no serious problems in natural environments that would require a very strict fire protection...|
Fire protection in Poland
Since the average temperature in Poland in summer is not above 20 degrees, there are no serious problems in natural environments that would require a very strict fire protection. In Poland it is forbidden to burn dry grass or leafs, and during exceptionally hot summers people are not allowed to enter the forest. Furthermore, any meadows that connect a forest with a village must be cut in summer.
Fires in Poland mainly occur in buildings, due to human inattention. There are several measures to prevent such a fire from escalating further.
Any vehicle or public building must be equipped with fire extinguishers and have access to water, e.g. through a nearby hydrant or a water basin. For this reason there are fire hoses in the buildings as well. The fire protection equipment is regularly checked for its validity, so fire extinguishers must be replaced after their date of validity has expired. Public places must have evacuation exits which are lit up in case of an emergency. There are also smoke registrators which can forward alarm signals directly to the fire brigade. There is a voluntary fire brigade, as well as a professional one. On every telephone any emergency numbers are free, so if you ever want to call the Polish fire brigade dial 998 or from cell phones 112 ;-)