Hamyang Forest Aviation Control Office, full response to forest fire disaster prevention in spring
-Forest Fire Prevention Headquarters 2. 1.~5. 15. Operation for 105 days-
□ The Hamyang Forest Aviation Control Office of the Forest Service (Director Byeongju Lee) announced that it will operate the Forest Fire Prevention Headquarters and enter an emergency duty system to fully respond to forest fire disaster prevention during the forest fire warning period spring (February 1st – May 15th).
□ It is time to respond actively to forest fires as the risk of forest fires is expected to increase during the spring forest fire period due to the recent dry days and strong local winds.
□ In the last 10 years (`13~22), there have been 5,352 forest fires (535 cases on average) and a forest damage area of 35,582 ha (average 3,558 ha), which shows that the number of incidents and the damage area increases all the time. the year.
-65% of them occur intensively in the spring, and the main causes are the loss of inhabitants (32%, 171 cases) and burning forest fires (29%, 155 cases).
□ Accordingly, the Hamyang Forest Aviation Command Center decided to set up a forest fire prevention situation room in the spring and make every effort to prevent forest fires by strengthening air and ground prevention activities through helicopters and aerial firefighting units on hand in accordance with forest fire risk.
□ Director Lee Byeong-ju said, “Since the risk of forest fires is expected to increase due to the recent dry weather and various events scheduled across the country for the Lunar New Year, special attention is needed to prevent fires forest.”